Here are links to websites mentioned in the presentation Spying, prying, FOI-ing at the GREENhouse at the Woodford Folk Festival, 29 December 2013.
Clive Palmer’s China First mine
The Department of Environment (Commonwealth) website has details of the referral to the Minister for the Environment of the China First mine under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The Parliament of Australia website has a brief on Codes of conduct in Australian and some overseas parliaments.
The Australia Institute website has a news item about adverse economic impacts of the mine, backed by a detailed report.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (Queensland) website has a range of information about the regulation of mining activities.
See also the collection of fact sheets on the Environmental Defenders Office Queensland website.
Sibelco—the Straddie sand miner
Sibelco Australia Limited has a website with general information about the business, and a link to a PDF pamphlet about its operations at North Stradbroke Island.
The Australain Stock Exchange website has information about the publicly listed company Iluka Resources Limited—the export sales and marketing agent for Sibelco Australia Limited.
Sibelco is responsible for the Sustainable Stradbroke website and for a printed newsletter—The sand times—distributed to residents and visitors to North Stradbroke Island.
The Lexis Nexis database of court case reports is accessible through the State Library of Queensland.
The State Library of Queensland offers free assistance with various research tasks.
The Queensland Parliament maintains a PDF Register of Members’ Interests.
The Electoral Commission Queensland publishes returns of donations to political parties and candidates.
Wikipedia has an article about North Stradbroke Island.
PlanningAlerts is a free service that sends email alerts of planning applications near you. You can specify the area you are interested in following. PlanningAlerts is run by the charity OpenAustralia Foundation.
PD Online is the Brisbane City Council’s online system for all planning and development applications and enquiries.
The Queensland Heritage Register is a searchable database of places protected under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.
Brisbane heritage register is the Brisbane City Council’s searchable database of places included in the city heritage register.
National Trust of Queensland is a community organisation committed to protect culturally significant places.
The online Brisbane Times has covered the ongoing story of Belvedere, 27 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, in a series of articles.