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Ironclad Mining’s Lucky Bay iron ore export plan threatens many protected species

Tweet You may have seen news items in various TV news broadcasts and in the Whyalla News this week, bullishly reporting on the progress on IronClad Mining’s plan to export iron ore from Lucky Bay. Back in January, we wrote

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Northern Spencer Gulf Marine Parks – Sanctuary zones, harbour expansions & mineral exports

Tweet A period of public comment closed today, marking the latest milestone in the decade-long Marine Parks saga in South Australia. In this instance, the draft marine park zoning and management plans were laid on the table, including the two

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Anyone for a Super-Port? South Australia’s great iron ore export bungle

Tweet While the South Australian government has been a strong financial backer of mineral exploration in recent years, South Australian citizens and miners alike are yet to reap the promised economic rewards of the pending mining boom. This is due

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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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