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  • Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    Refuge from being destroyed by a proposed massive thermal coal project as well as updates on life at the refuge as we work to maintain the property s conservation values year in and year out through summer heat drought extreme fire risk flooding rains isolation etc To join our mailing list we send less than one email per month click here NEW This 5 minute show depicts the history and

    Original URL path: http://bimblebox.org/1427/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Bimblebox owner puts candidates on the spot « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    high conservation value However Mr Newman s assurance proved hollow when in 2013 his government approved the China First project This is a wider issue than just Bimblebox No land clearing limit exists for coal mining or CSG and no coal mine has ever been stopped on environmental grounds in Queensland It appears that approval for mining and mining infrastructure is granted in every instance despite its environmental cost With 82 of Queensland under mining exploration it is obvious many conservation areas are at risk Furthermore only 6 8 of Queensland s total area is protected of which 4 9 is in National Parks By comparison the national average is 9 Science tells us that Queensland is Australia s most biodiverse state but we have endured a severe loss of species due to habitat degradation and destruction feral animals and invasive weeds National Parks alone are not enough to adequately represent all habitats and their inhabitants Is Queensland s ever diminishing biodiversity of public concern or is it not Nature Refuges are privately owned and many owners absorb all expenses and do all the work in keeping these bush blocks as pristine as possible So Nature Refuge owners are actually de facto managers of a public resource We pay land rates sacrifice our personal income by not clearing for agriculture grazing or subdividing into smaller allotments for real estate profits Why would any side of politics alienate those willing to contribute their labour and other on going associated costs by allowing mining in these conservation areas Their contribution has been totally disregarded and not factored into any cost benefit analyses in the development approval process Both the LNP and ALP create the illusion that biodiversity offsets can make up for the loss of conservation areas to activities such as mining

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  • MAKE A SUBMISSION: the Coordinator General must not allow Bimblebox to be dug up for coal « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    Government is shamefully abandoning conservation covenants they signed with landowners designed to protect the conservation values on these properties in perpetuity We call on everyone who supports the preservation of nature and especially this isolated patch of intact arid ecology in a vast area of cleared grazing land to make a submission to the government commenting on Waratah Coal s EIS Submissions must be in by the 19th December 2011 the original deadline of 7th November has been extended for 6 weeks due to Waratah Coal failing to provide a complete EIS on their website RECENT MEDIA PRESS RELEASE Palmer s blunder strengthens opposition 1st Dec 2011 The Tussle Between Energy and Ecology Moves to the Australian Outback by Andrew Revin The New York Times 23rd Nov Rare bird fuels fight over mine AAP The Age Business Day 23rd Nov Qld nature refuge owner bid to stop mining by Laura Harding Trading Room 22nd Nov The future of Bimblebox interview with Steve Austin 612 ABC Brisbane Palmer s mine plan abhorrent Agforce by By Amy Phillips and Chrissy Arthur ABC News 5th Nov Backflip on land conservation agreement angers landholders by Amy Phillips ABC Rural 5th Nov The finch that ate Clive by Annabel Crabb The Drum ABC 21st Oct Bird may halt Palmer mine project ABC 21st Oct the original audio report and the full transcript Fight to save refuge from coal mine by Tony Moore Brisbane Times Sydney Morning Herald The Age The Canberra Times 21st Oct A sample of articles on the bird that threatens the mine from Trading Room Adelaide Now 21st Oct Anger as Palmer mine threatens nature refuge by Matt Wordsworth ABC 20th Oct Waratah to wipe out Bimblebox Shift Miner Magazine 28th Sept 8 3b coal plan eats into nature refuge by Simon

    Original URL path: http://bimblebox.org/waratah%e2%80%99s-evil-plans-revealed-bimblebox-to-be-dug-up-for-coal-profits/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Update February 13th 2010 « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    and currently the company only holds exploration permits not a mining lease Palmer s announcements are not only misleading they are ridiculously premature The impact assessment for Waratah s development began only late last year and due to the scale of their proposal it will require years of assessment for it to be at all credible And there are serious environmental concerns with all stages of Palmer s proposed development Not that the lack of approvals has diminished Premier Anna Bligh s enthusiasm who is eager to sell off Queensland s natural resources to prop up the state s economy rather than support genuine long term industries that would not degrade Queensland and the global climate system A couple of the Bimblebox team visited Bowen this week to attend a breakfast with Hancock s managing director and to attend a tour of Abbot Point coal export terminal Both Hancock and Waratah plan to export their bounties of Galilee Basin coal through the Abbot Point terminal Currently around 15Mt of coal are exported through Abbot Point but there are plans to increase this to 110Mt and even 230Mt in the future The export facility s coal stockyards are directly adjacent to the nationally significant Caley Valley wetlands which are home to at least 200 bird species many of which breed in the wetlands The shipping route would be directly through the Great Barrier Reef So it is clear that at both the mine site and the export site there are likely to be unacceptable impacts from the proposed projects and so what about the proposed 100m wide 500km long new rail line And the water pipe line Incredibly the routes of the railway and pipeline have not been disclosed to the public but we will report on these when we learn

    Original URL path: http://bimblebox.org/update-february-13th-2010/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Postcard from Bimblebox « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    more climate changing coal If you would like to print out your own here is the pdf version postcard pdf This entry was posted on Thursday December 31st 2009 at 3 38 pm and is filed under Uncategorized You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed One Response to Postcard from Bimblebox Denis Wilson says January 1

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  • Bimblebox Nature Refuge › Log In
    Bimblebox Nature Refuge Username Password Remember Me Lost your password Back to Bimblebox Nature Refuge

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  • Bimblebox nature refuge near Alpha is under siege from coal miners | The Courier-Mail « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    suits When bird friend Paola Cassoni with others set up the Bimblebox Nature Refuge and signed the land over in 2003 they believed it would be protected forever Forever Wrong Back in 2000 when Paola Cassoni one of Australia s quietly tenacious fighters for the environment bought Bimblebox to save it from land clearing the Federal Government kicked in about 300 000 for the purchase in recognition of its high conservation values So it was too valuable to lose then But now Since 2012 much has happened Clive Palmer repeatedly claimed the nature refuge was a former pastoral property that has no environmental value at all Bimblebox actually hosts 95 per cent remnant uncleared native vegetation Apart from rare endangered black throated finches little Poephila cincta cincta there are 154 bird species and 12 bird species of Conservation Significance for the Desert Uplands that have been recorded by Birds Australia surveyors and scientists So that was just one of those little Clive facts The sad thing is most Australians now accept the MP might sometimes not be on nodding acquaintance with the truth Yet in December last year he received Federal Government approval for his monster coalmine as Environment Minister Greg Hunt gave it the nod with 49 conditions Now economic commentators are asking if any of the Galilee Basin projects are viable It had previously not been developed because of 10 billion needed to build a 500km rail link to coastal coal ports When the coal price crept above US100 a tonne in the last boom it looked a goer Now prices are on a roller coaster ride as Chinese demand decreases No matter the federal and the state governments want to forge ahead At the other end of the mega mining process is the Abbot Point expansion and the highly controversial plan to dump the waste all three million cubic metres of dredge spoil into the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park It was the quickest easiest cheapest dirtiest option To put it mildly the dredge spoil hit the fan and controversy raged so the federal and state governments scrambled around for the next quickest fix They are now poised to fast track the second dirtiest plan to dump millions of tonnes of dredge on to significant wetlands at nearby Caley Valley an extraordinary habitat for up to 40 000 birds including threatened shorebird species and a fish breeding ground that runs out to the reef Greg Hunt says These proposals will be assessed thoroughly Yet five minutes ago he was perfectly okay with dumping it on our reef as was Jeff Seeney Queensland s Deputy Premier Did I mention they want to change the dredging time to start as soon as January Yes in the middle of a north Queensland wet season You couldn t make this stuff up Interestingly when any ordinary mild mannered Australian airs concerns about the environment underground water losing farming land or the climate Hunt swiftly adopts certain language He

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  • Minister Hunt approves destruction of Bimblebox Nature Refuge « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    mine goes ahead it would represent the most significant impact experienced on a nature refuge to date Minister Hunt s decision comes as little surprise Countless letters and submissions have been written in an effort to engage with the formal processes of assessment and decision making But this result shows decisively that Australian governments would rather court coal interests than respect agreements signed with committed landholders to protect Australia s precious biodiversity into the future Incredulously this approval comes at the same time that Waratah Coal is facing an Environmental Protection Order for failing to rehabilitate their exploration bore holes It suggests the company has a blatant disregard for the law that protects landholders and the environment and we shudder to think what their standards will be like should the mine go ahead Also the fact that the government will need the Palmer United Party s senate votes to pass future legislation including the repeal of the carbon tax next year raises serious questions as to the integrity of this decision To make matters worse the Abbot Government together with Labor passed a law in mid December that will make it difficult for this decision to be challenged in the Federal Court A further blow came on Wednesday 18th December when Federal funding for the Environmental Defender s Office was suddenly withdrawn The playing field is that much more uneven now with well resourced companies and self proclaimed billionaires in the case of Clive Palmer able to throw their ample funds into legal cases against landholders who have next to nothing Is this how we want Australia to be But the fight to stop the Galilee Coal Project is far from over Nature Refuge owners local landholders city based professionals and students climate change campaigners and our small dedicated team

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