Thursday, 25 September 2014
Media Corrections of Misreporting of Sand Mining Extensions
Some media outlets have made corrections to earlier reports after realising they had been misled by the Government. Below are links to two corrections so far, with the published editors’ notes :-
Editors note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the sand mining leases on North Stradbroke Island are due to finish by 2035 after the State Government extended the leases held by sand mining company Sibelco last year. The State Government's amendments are intended to allow sand mining to be extended again to 2035, however the legislation does not permit Sibelco to make the applications to renew the relevant leases until 2019.
Editor's note: Under the 2013 amendments to the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act, a lease extension cannot be sought until a year before the current lease expires at the end of 2019. Because the Queensland Parliament could change the law again before then, a lease extension to 2035 is currently potential not certain, and this article was amended accordingly on 24 July 2014.
http://www.independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/seeney-palmer-and-campbell-newmans-straddie-donation,6564The editor made two corrections, one involving correcting inaccurate commentary about the former’s Government’s 2011 sand mining legislation and the other involving correcting inaccurate commentary on the Newman government amendments.