Melissa Price insists new Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority boss Josh Thomas passed a merit-based assessment, but failed to mention his former role as one of her senior advisers.
Chances are all your photos and videos are being stored on cloud servers that burn a lot of power. Now, data centres are joining the wave of Australian companies going carbon neutral.
The auditor-general criticises the Environment Department's assessment of whether a funding allocation worth nearly half a billion dollars was good value for money.
Off the Great Australian Bight, deep beneath the surface is a reef you might not know about. It's bigger than the Great Barrier Reef, more populated with wild sea life, and it's open for drilling.
Indian energy giant Adani announces its Carmichael mine and rail project in central Queensland will go ahead — and will be 100 per cent self-financed.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority reveals its new chairman as Dr Ian Poiner — who has until now led a different organisation, which has been at the centre of a governance crisis engulfing the authority.
Mass bleaching in 2019 could undermine early signs of recovery on the reef, and portend its future as a system no longer dominated by coral. If another underwater heatwave hits, it would be the third mass bleaching on the reef in four years — something not predicted to occur regularly until the second half of the century.
The world got a stark warning on climate change this week, but if Australia is to act on it and hit the IPCC's coal-generated electricity reduction target, 12 power plants will need to close, according to a report from the Parliamentary Library.
At least one farmer is denied access to a river system in drought-stricken Queensland, despite mining giant Adani planning to draw a similar amount of water as all agricultural users combined, documents obtained under freedom of information laws show.
More than $20 million of taxpayers' money allocated to protect the Great Barrier Reef has been funnelled through a series of companies linked to two tourism operators, one of whom is on the Government board making those funding decisions.