In Australia's largest island national park, taxpayers will be forced to spend $1.3 million cleaning up a resort in ruins while the Queensland Government courts companies to build more eco-accommodation on the other side of the island.
Documents obtained by the ABC reveal Brisbane law firm AJ & Co proposed an aggressive strategy for mining giant Adani to shut down critics and pressure the Queensland Government to bring the Carmichael mine to life.
The United Nations asks the Australian Government to consider suspending the Adani project in central Queensland until it gains the support of a group of traditional owners who are fighting the miner in court.
Controversial Queensland senator Fraser Anning charged taxpayers more than $2,500 to attend a right-wing rally last year, as calls condemning his decision to attend a protest in Melbourne on the weekend continue to build.
A traditional owner employed by Adani is referred to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for investigation over the collapse of a million-dollar trust fund set up to hold mining income for the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) people.