A re-think of what's a comfort zone in Oz needs to get under way after the horrendous fires, while solar electricity generating in The Centre is offering global opportunities. Meanwhile, will the armed forces get an honourable discharge for their efforts to evacuate victims? ERWIN CHLANDA comments.
The annual multi million dollar mining royalty payments will be boosted by about 35% when the Granites gold mine expands production from 2023. But what do the people on the ground get out of it, asks Jane Blunden (at right). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.
Uranium-rich Central Australia and the rest of Australia could have started to benefit from safe recycling used nuclear fuel to both dispose of "waste" and supply steam energy to turbines currently fired by coal, writes Jim Stewart, of Queensland.