jennydenton has written 69 posts for Jenny Denton

Red-carded Australian miner signals intention to play on in Greenland

Mongabay 12 July 2021: An Australian mining company hoping to build a vast open-cut rare earths and uranium mine on a mountain in southern Greenland has told shareholders it will persist with the project despite the mine having been rejected by the people of the Arctic nation. Publicly listed Greenland Minerals Limited has been working to develop … Continue reading

Water mission

IT WAS around 40 degrees in Kerang, northern Victoria, when Ruslan Shakin jogged into town pushing a pram one Tuesday afternoon in January.The 38-year-old Russian, who lives in Los Angeles, was approximately 3000km into a 4300km journey from Perth to Sydney, which he deliberately embarked on in the hottest months. “I wanted to feel the thirst,” … Continue reading

Environmental Defenders Under Pressure Across Southeast Asia

The Diplomat, 6 September 2018: A recent regional forum addressed the “global crisis” of killings and abuses linked to land. A lack of U.S. engagement is contributing to a “declining, dictatorial and more dangerous environment” in Southeast Asia, where the abuse of fundamental rights is increasing alongside the killing of land activists, Human Rights Watch … Continue reading

Drivers lucky to be alive

Numurkah Leader, 7 March 2018: Police say two drivers who were trapped in their cars after a serious collision in Numurkah last Wednesday are lucky to be alive. A Nissan Patrol rolled and landed on its side after colliding with a Toyota Hilux ute at the intersection of Fuzzards and Boothroyds roads around 5pm on … Continue reading

Electrical fault sparked blaze

Numurkah Leader, 28 February: A FIRE that destroyed a house in Numurkah on Friday afternoon was caused by an electrical fault, police say. The fire, at 24 Pinnuck St, started at around 1.40 pm and was attended by eight firefighting units, which took about 20 minutes to control it. After investigating the possibility of an … Continue reading

Call to depoliticise Murray Darling Basin management

Numurkah Leader, 21 February: THE Victorian Farmers Federation is calling for a depoliticisation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan after a vote in Canberra last week blocked changes proposed by the Basin Authority and prompted threats by Victoria and NSW to pull out of the $13 billion scheme. Victorian Farmers Federation Water Chair Richard Anderson … Continue reading

Wire rope barriers issue heats up in parliament

Numurkah Leader, 7 March 2018: The state opposition would suspend the installation of wire rope barriers on Victorian highways if elected and instead spend the money on road repairs and maintenace, the Nationals said last week. Wire rope barriers heated up as an issue in state parliament last week, with Nationals and Liberal MPs questioning … Continue reading

Future proofing Goulburn-Murray Water

Numurkah Leader 7 March 2018: A review of Goulburn-Murray Water has recommended financial savings and a series of changes aimed at transforming Australia’s largest rural water corporation. The review panel found that GMW “needs to achieve significant annual savings in operating and capital expenditure, particularly in the gravity irrigation business, in addition to those it has … Continue reading

Telstra to improve Strathmerton mobile network

Numurkah Leader, February 21 2018: A $12 million Telstra investment in mobile phone coverage for northern Victoria and Bendigo will include a network upgrade for Strathmerton, the company says. The money will be spent across 20 projects to deliver new or improved mobile coverage this financial year. “The investment will be delivered through capacity and … Continue reading

Numurkah CFA calls for recruits

Numurkah Leader, 28 February 2018: THE Numurkah CFA is recruiting, and not just for firefighters. People are needed to support the brigade in a variety of ways, including running operations in the office and helping maintain the trucks, the fireys say, and anyone over 16 can get involved. New recruits might be stay-at-home mums, shift … Continue reading