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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sttop the Adani mine

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk with Gautam Adani 

As Queensland farmers, water is crucial for our livelihoods. As our climate gets hotter and drier, our water resources are even more precious. We call on the Queensland Premier to rescind the unlimited, free 60-year water license they are proposing to grant to the Adani coal mine.
My name is Angus Emmott and I'm proud to be a third generation grazier from Longreach in outback Queensland. I'm committed to a sustainable future for farming in Australia and ask you for your support to protect our precious groundwater. 
In Queensland, the proposed Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine has been granted unlimited access to groundwater. The mine, the biggest of nine proposed for the Galilee Basin west of Rockhampton, is expected to draw 26 million litres of water per day from its pits. Over its life this mine alone would total 355 billion litres of water and modelling already demonstrates that 2 springs will be shut down.
As farmers we are angry about the special deal struck by the Queensland government to give Adani free water for its proposed coal mine. I am launching this petition today to call upon Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to support Aussie farmers and to rescind the water licenses that allow Adani access to unlimited water for 60 years.
All over the country, farmers are battling to stop fossil fuel mining and fracking on their land. Nearly 90% of Queensland is currently drought declared, so why are we giving an Indian billionaire access to unlimited groundwater for a new coal mine?
I'm asking all Australians, to stand with me in calling upon the Premier to rescind this approval before irrevocable damage is done to our groundwater systems and the long term sustainability of Queensland agriculture. 
Angus Emmott with Farmers for Climate Action
This petition will be delivered to:
·         Queensland Premier
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

A haunted sunset
By Mitch Forrester ·  · From Pic of the Week
               An overcast sky gives this long exposure sunset shot an eerie feel.             Published 07 Jun 2017.  MacLean NSW 2463

Big Mertins Falls
By jesbarbz ·  · From Pic of the Week
I'm not sure how high the walls are but for a bit of scale take a look at the tiny people at the top. I think I can count 10.    Published 07 Jun 2017.  Gibb WA 6743

Mossman Gorge is an easy day trip from Cairns
By simone_a13 ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                            Published 06 Jun 2017.                                                                                                             Mossman Gorge QLD 4873

Eastern Spinebill showing me his other side
By Nikki Long ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                       Published 06 Jun 2017.  Hobart TAS 7000

Today is an absolute pearler
By mjdphotosdotcom ·  · From Pic of the Week
        Downtown Jindabyne in NSW  Published 08 Jun 2017.  Jindabyne NSW 2627

View over the Pilbara
By pilbaratourco ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                       Published 08 Jun 2017.  Karratha WA 6714

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Dry-bogged out back o'Bourke
By dust_n_diesel ·  · From Pic of the Week
     Dry-bogged out back o'Bourke       Published 06 Jun 2017.  Bourke NSW 2840

A young Eastern grey roo stares off into the sunrise
By honeycut ·  · From Pic of the Week
A young Eastern grey roo stares off into the sunrise as I covertly capture the moment 😃Published 06 Jun 2017.  Yarra Glen VIC 3775

Real food and drink

By tailoredtasmania ·  · From Pic of the Week
Swing by for a dirty hippy or sit back with a glass of biodynamic wine, which is kind on your liver.   Thirsty, hungry and in a rush? Try a supercharged smoothie filled with secret ingredients.    Published 07 Jun 2017.  Launceston TAS 7250

Nestled at the base of the prominent ‘Nut’
By tailoredtasmania ·  · From Pic of the Week
This specialty shop showcases fine Tasmanian produce including King Island cheese, Tasmanian wine, chocolates, fudge, olive oil, Tasmanian boutique beer, olives, preserves, mustards, gifts, tea, Tasmanian roasted coffee and more.   Published 07 Jun 2017.  Stanley TAS 7331

Go ahead emus
We are quite happy to wait for you to cross the road.  We came across hundreds of mobs of emus in outback Queensland on our drive yesterday.   If you get the chance do yourself a favour and take a trip to the outback it's magnificent due to the abundance of native animals.   Published 07 Jun 2017.  Consuelo QLD 4702

Autumn in Ballarat
By jennieboydphotos ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 07 Jun 2017.  Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Found the toadstools but no fairies
By katypotaty77 ·  · From Pic of the Week
Found the toadstools but no fairies    Published 16 May 2017.  Mount Field TAS 7140

A quick whale check this morning before school
By lucygoosebradshaw ·  · From Pic of the Week
We thought it smart after yesterday's sighting    Published 05 Jun 2017.  Hobart TAS 7000

South Melbourne Markets
By nikki_cross ·  · From Pic of the Week
I hadn't been to Sth Melb Market in ages, loving the new lights they have all the way round!            Published 05 Jun 2017.  South Melbourne VIC 3205

Train based indulgent table service
By wcwrtas ·  · From Pic of the Week
Train based indulgent table service          Published 05 Jun 2017.  Queenstown TAS 7467

Morning frost
By longinomus ·  · From Pic of the Week
                        Morning frost           Published 06 Jun 2017.  Brisbane City QLD 40

Tranquility at Southern Rockhole
By heathwhiley ·  · From Pic of the Week
Tranquility at Southern Rockhole                  Published 06 Jun 2017.  Nitmiluk NT 0852

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos


By deborahhunter72 ·  · From Pic of the We

Opening weekend for the ski season is looming and the weather has shifted right on much as I may complain, I actually LOVE winter and all it brings with it...I'm ready!     Published 01 Jun 2017.  Marysville VIC 3779

Autumn in Daylesford

By twopointnine ·  · From Pic of the Week

Published 01 Jun 2017.  Daylesford VIC 3460

Kooka company

                                                 By Terry Lewin ·  · From Pic of the Week                                                Three resident kookaburras perched on a basketball backboard to soak up the early morning Autumn sunshine.    Published 02 Jun 2017.  Black Hill NSW 2322


   Pocket flowers

By mick71lloyd ·  · From Pic of the Week

                                                                   Nobby's Beach.                                                            Published 02 Jun 2017.  Newcastle East NSW 2300


Misty mood at the entrance to Cataract Gorge
                              Misty mood at the entrance to Cataract Gorge                                       Published 08 May 2017.  Launceston TAS 7250   

Beautiful Australian bushland
By Annette Hobbs ·  · From Pic of the Week
Beautiful Australian bushland     Published 21 Apr 2017.  Omeo VIC 3898

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

The slow routine of our days
By thedaysofuambisouth ·  · From Pic of the Week

The slow routine of our days provides me the rythm for a contented life.   We'd just taken the chooks the household scraps before securing them for the night and were on the scenic route home. Scarlett insisted on carrying the bucket all the way back.  Darcy was busy orienteering through the garden which declines from our front lawn to this internal road of our property.    Published 24 May 2017. 

The mighty Mitchell Falls
                                             By jesbarbz ·  · From Pic of the Week                                                    Published 01 Jun 2017.  Mitchell Plateau WA 6740

Sometimes the only way is up!
                                                 By jesbarbz ·  · From Pic of the Week                                                      Published 01 Jun 2017.  Gibb WA 6743

      The Daylesford train station
By ABC News ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                 The Daylesford train station resplendent in yellow!                                Published 01 Jun 2017.  Daylesford VIC 3460

                Love waking up to sunrises like this!                                            By exploreoutback ·  · From Pic of the Week                                                 Published 01 Jun 2017.  Gulung Mardrulk NT 0852

Manning Gorge
By jesbarbz ·  · From Pic of the Week
                     Manning Gorge and the camp will be open from May the 1st.                                                     Published 26 Apr 2017.  King Leopold Ranges WA 6728