The SA Government has announced a Royal Commission into nuclear energy. In the first in an NM series, Rob Parker, president of the Australian Nuclear Association offers suggestions for six areas of focus.
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