June 16th 2012

News breaks that Nathan¬† Tinkler has moved to privatise Whitehaven Coal, after having merged his mining interests into Whitehaven to create Australia’s biggest coal company earlier in the year.

29th May 2012

A Bill creating a new Independent Expert Scientific Committee to advise on large coal and gas developments passes through the Lower House of the Federal Parliament.  It must still pass through the Senate before it becomes law.