Concerns raised over funding grants to Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Queensland Government defends giving almost $3.5 million of taxpayer dollars to the controversial Great Barrier Reef Foundation, including more than $100,000 for a smartphone app that is yet to be delivered.

Adani facing new probe over coal dam water release into wetlands

The Queensland Government is checking whether mining firm Adani has again breached its environmental licence for releasing water into a coastal wetland beside Abbot Point coal terminal.

Residents of PFAS contamination sites should be compensated, federal inquiry says

A federal parliament inquiry argues no families should be trapped on land contaminated by PFAS chemicals and recommended the Commonwealth offer financial compensation for residents exposed to the substance.

Our chauffeured children are a problem we can’t ignore

The private car is the default transport option for many busy Australian families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for the children being ferried and for the environment, write Hulya Gilbert, Andrew Allan, Carolyn Whitzman and Johannes Pieters.

Hundreds of barnacle-covered shopping trolleys removed from underwater graveyard

A regional South Australian council has begun removing about 500 trolleys from waters near its wharf, amid concerns over community safety.