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Giant Australian Cuttlefish betrayed by shoddy journalism

Tweet Since 2011 hereĀ at Cuttlefish Country we have endeavored to keep people informed about the status of the Northern Spencer Gulf Giant Australian cuttlefish aggregation, possible drivers of the decline and the mounting pressures to further industrialise their habitat to

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The development of major mining, oil and gas in South Australia

Tweet This 23 minute presentation was prepared for and presented to students at TAFE SA in October of 2012. Cuttlefish Country’s director Dan Monceaux was asked if he could provide students with a primer on the development of mining in

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Olympic Dam expansion on hold while more desalination and port threats persist

Tweet Yesterday heralded a rare windfall for the marine life of Upper Spencer Gulf, with a special statement from BHP Billiton’s head honcho, Marius Kloppers. The mining giant has announced that the company will be investigating alternative, lower-cost means to

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A fishing closure, a marine park sanctuary zone, a desal plant and an iron ore export jetty

Tweet As the 2012 Giant Australian Cuttlefish breeding season in Upper Spencer Gulf approaches, South Australian Government departments are sending mixed messages regarding measures to protect the internationally-acclaimed wildlife phenomenon. Today, an extension to the fishing closure was announced, extending

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Port Bonython expansion’s Major Project Status is bad news for Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Tweet On March 2nd, it was publicly announced that the expansion of Port Bonython on the Point Lowly peninsula had been granted Major Project Status by the SA Government. Despite claims from State Government ministers John Rau and Patrick Conlon

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SARDI desalination research disclosure request: Politicians’ responses trickle in

Tweet On February 28th, we sent a persoanlised version of our template letter to five South Australian government ministers, requesting the immediate release of tax-payer funded SARDI research into the environmental impact of the proposed desalination plant at Point Lowly.

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Download our template letter to call for the disclosure of SARDI desalination research

Tweet Yesterday, we wrote letters to the four South Australian Labor party MP’s directly involved with the proposed BHP Billiton desalination plant. As you would already know, this private sector infrastructure project to exclusively serve the Olympic Dam mine is

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