Another day, another Tony Abbott farce. This time the PM has used a vibrant Cape York school to praise an educational model pushed by Noel Pearson… which has never been used in the school. The real people behind the success are livid. Amy McQuire reports.
The Abbott government now stands almost alone in its support for what would be Australia's largest ever coal mine, after a second of the nation's 'big four' banks distanced itself from the contentious and environmentally damaging project. Thom Mitchell reports.
If new coal ports are opened at Abbot Point near the Great Barrier Reef, ship accidents are likely to increase. Big Coal might not want to face the facts, but for the sake of the reef, we must, writes Adam Walters
The Great Barrier Reef is in decline. The Gillard Government hasn't yet renewed funding for an important reef protection program - and Tony Burke has just approved a massive coastal coal port expansion, writes Ben Eltham