Greens: Australians Will Not Accept Dumping in GBR

The Australian Greens congratulate community campaigns to protect the Great Barrier Reef, which have brought about Labor’s change of policy on offshore dumping today.

Finally Labor has realized that Australians will not accept dumping in our Reef, after Labor failed to refuse the Abbot Point dumping and approved the Gladstone Harbor dumping disaster when in government,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.

Now it’s time for the Abbott Government to listen to community, international and scientific opposition and stop letting our Reef be treated as a dump ground for the big mining companies.

“If the Abbott Government doesn’t want the Reef to downgraded to ‘In Danger’ at the World Heritage Committee meeting next year, it must ban offshore dumping and reverse the Abbott Point dumping approval.  

“Our Reef is too precious to lose and even with onshore disposal of dredge spoil we should not be shipping hundreds of millions of tonnes of coal out through this World Heritage Area, which will come back to bite it through climate change.

“While neither Labor nor the Coalition have ever refused a coal mine, the Greens will continue to put our Reef ahead of the big mining companies,” Senator Waters said.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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