- Wild Rivers -

Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.

  • Wild rivers laws sink bauxite mine
    By: Tony Koch A BAUXITE mine that would have provided more than 1300 jobs mostly for unemployed indigenous people in Cape York has been scuttled by the Queensland government's controversial wild rivers legislation. Mining company Cape Alumina... read more
  • Indigenous voters may sway marginal seats
    By: Tony Koch, Sean Parnell THE indigenous vote could make the difference in up to three marginal seats if the Australian Electoral Commission can re-engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the political process. A 1996 decision by... read more
  • Abbott's Wild Rivers move historic - Pearson
    By: Tony Koch TONY Abbott's private member's bill to overturn controversial Wild Rivers legislation in Queensland was hailed yesterday as ``historic'' by Cape York indigenous leader Noel Pearson. Mr Pearson, who has accused the Queensland... read more
  • Abbott shows the way after a grubby deal
    By: Tony Koch COMMENT ON August 16, 1975, Gough Whitlam handed the deeds to 3300sq km of Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory to Aboriginal people, demonstrating he was serious about eventually giving land rights to Australia's... read more
    The environmental lobby is jeopardising jobs and clean fuels THE application of the ludicrous Wild Rivers preservation law on Cape York in Queensland provides further evidence that some green extremists have compeletely lost touch with reality. If the... read more
  • Fragile seeds in indigenous biofuels scheme
    By: Tony Koch, Jamie Walker QUEENSLAND'S controversial Wild Rivers preservation law atop Cape York threatens to scuttle a breakthrough biofuel project that would free local indigenous communities from welfare dependency, proponents... read more
  • Wild Rivers Act drains Aboriginal hopes
    By: Tony Koch DROUGHT has gripped the country around Coen for three long, bitter years, and it has been a daily battle for Alan Creek and his family to keep their 800 head of brahman-cross breeders alive. Yesterday brought some unexpected help:... read more
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