Is the eNGO campaign against BP’s Bight drilling program deceptive?

Whenever there’s a good news story for South Australia, like BP establishing an exploration drilling supply base in Port Adelaide and formally opening it on Friday 4 March 2016, there follows a flurry of mostly negative comments by the media and eNGOs.  Examples include the ABC’s, “BP supply base launched while exploration approval still pending“, […]

TNR representatives give evidence at eco-charity inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment’s Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations came to Adelaide on 1 September 2015, as part of the process to hear from organisations which may be impacted under their terms of reference.  Details of the Committee’s Terms of Reference and membership can be found at its […]

TNR’s submission to the SA Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee fracking inquiry

There were a total of 176 submissions to the SA Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee Inquiry into Unconventional Gas (Fracking).  Given the fact that the Inquiry had been instigated on the basis of fear-mongering, myths and pseudo-science in the first place, TNR sought to counter and challenge the inevitable barrage of distorted information submitted by the […]

TNR’s submission to eco-charity Inquiry

TNR was pleased to hear about the House of Representatives Environment Committee inquiry into whether eco-charity (eNGO) donations are benefiting the environment. For a long time eNGOs have been getting away with misleading a caring and giving community with their campaigning in ways that would contravene Australian Consumer Laws if these eNGOs were businesses selling […]

Perverse outcomes of ‘green subsidies’ for renewable electricity generation in Australia

The Carbon Tax (price) was ‘axed’ on the 17th July 2014 with an effective date from 1 July 2014. The carbon tax (price) was one of the ‘green subsidies’ Australian electricity users funded through the price they pay for their electricity usage. The repeal of the Carbon Tax (price) should deliver a saving to the […]

Full text of Federal Resources Minister’s speech at 2013 APPEA Conference

APPEA 2013 Transforming our Energy Future The Hon. Gary Gray AO MP Minister for Energy and Resources Brisbane, Queensland, 27 May 2013 Introduction I would like to acknowledge the Turrbal and Jagera people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. I would also like to pay my respects to the Elders both past […]

The Norwood Resource supports the Federal Resources Minister’s comments.

In reference to the claims various groups make in the media about a number of issues in the resources sector, the Australian Federal Energy Minister, Gary Gray, in May 2013, stated in a document distributed to the media prior to his speech at the APPEA Conference in Brisbane, “(this is) about spreading fear and confusion […]