Council dumps garbos after police and EPA raids

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley Two waste management companies in Victoria have been raided by police and the state’s environmental regulator following a six month investigation across three local governments over “suspected illegal activity with regard to a number of landfills and transfer stations in Gippsland.” The Environment Protection Authority of Victoria said today […]

SA to invest in healthier smelter plant

By Paul Hemsley Environmental guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will give the South Australian Government a clearer path to re-invest in a lead smelter. The guidelines regarding Nyrstar’s Port Pirie lead smelter mean that the company will need to invest in updated technology to reach the goals set out in licencing conditions agreed […]

Carbon Offset Guide updated

The first update of the Carbon Offsets Guide shows the market continues to grow, according to Victorian Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings. Mr Jennings saysthe comprehensive on-line directory,, showed a 13 per cent growth over its first three months with 36 providers now listed in the directory. “The guide, developed by Global […]


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