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  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed news that the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt is now seeking further information about how the Adani Carmichael coal mine would impact two endangered species. Imogen Zethoven, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said that expanding coalmines in Australia would further threaten the Reef. “To go […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the Queensland Government to cancel the Abbot Point expansion today, following the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the new dredging project by Queensland State Development Minister Anthony Lynham. Gemma Plesman, Great Barrier Reef Campaigner for AMCS said: “Over the last month we have […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Commonwealth Bank’s decision to end their position as financial adviser to the Adani Carmichael coal mine project, which will require the expansion of the mega-port Abbot Point. Cherry Muddle, Great Barrier Reef campaigner for AMCS, said that the decision highlights that the project represents a bad […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has spoken out against plans that could see Cairns become a mega-port, and warned of the huge impacts this could have on the Great Barrier Reef. “If Cairns is designated a ‘priority port’ under the Queensland Government’s new ports legislation, the door will be open not just to millions […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Next month the status of the Great Barrier Reef will be debated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have issued list of urgent actions needed from the Queensland state and Australian federal governments before countries gather in Bonn, Germany for that meeting. “The World Heritage Committee has […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision of the Wangan & Jagalingou people to oppose the development of the proposed Carmichael coal mine on their ancestral lands in the Galilee Basin. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the decision of the Traditional Owners to say no to Indian mining company […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today responded to the Great Barrier Reef policy announcement from the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) as totally inadequate. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the community was expecting a strong commitment from the LNP to protect the Reef but their policy failed to deliver. “The […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society today called on the Queensland Resources Council to stop campaigning for taxpayer’s money to be used on dredging and dumping projects in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche today expressed disappointment on the 4BC radio news that the ALP was not going […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in a fragile state and must be protected from the additional pressure posed by the fast-growing risk of port expansion, dredging and dumping, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said the report prepared by NRM bodies into the impact of […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a decision by the Queensland Labor Party for stronger protection for the Great Barrier Reef and its wetlands. At the launch of Labor’s Queensland Election campaign today, leader Annastacia Palaszczuk promised: – Not to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands near Abbot Point; – Not […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed Societe Generale’s decision to withdraw involvement in the Alpha coal mine, putting investment in port and rail infrastructure at Abbot Point in doubt. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said a lack of investor confidence in this and other port expansions is growing because they […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed alarm at the extent to which the Queensland government is putting the interests of the mining sector over the interests of ordinary Queenslanders and the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said Mr Newman was completely wrong to say the Reef […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Ports Bill introduced to Queensland Parliament two days ago will have serious ramifications for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and does nothing to meet the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations for protecting the most precious natural icon, says the Australian Marine Conservation Society. “The Queensland Government’s reassurances to the World Heritage Committee that its […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has condemned as a totally unacceptable reported plans by Premier Newman to pay for unneeded assets that will damage the Great Barrier Reef. The Newman Government is expected to announce that they will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to assist in the construction of the rail line for […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) reaffirmed its concern that the state and federal governments are failing to put the welfare of the Great Barrier Reef first, after more evidence has emerged of fast tracking plans for port expansion at Abbot Point. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said comments made by the […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the decision by the Australian Labor Party to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that today’s policy announcement is a welcome acknowledgment that the World Heritage Great Barrier […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on the government to clarify its plans for the fast tracking of the proposed Abbot Point dredging, dumping and port expansion. While a spokesperson for Federal Environment Minister Mr Hunt told The Australian newspaper that the proposals for the dredging in the Reef’s waters and dumping on the […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has pointed to a new analysis of declining international demand for coal as more reasons why the massive industrial expansion of ports on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline must stop. The latest report from the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a group of financial analysts specialising in the economic risks of […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments that dumping on the wetlands at Abbot Point is a win-win for the environment and the economy demonstrate the disregard the Queensland government has for the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director said that calling plans […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed reports of a backdown from port proponents Adani and GVK to avoid dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters but said that there is a long way to go before the Reef is protected from port expansions. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) yesterday welcomed acknowledgment from Federal MP for Dawson, Mr George Christensen, that he ‘had it wrong’ about dumping dredge spoil from the Abbot Point port expansion. “It is highly commendable to see any politician publicly change their stance like this,” said AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director Felicity Wishart. […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) called for Environment Minister Greg Hunt to guarantee the claim he has drawn a “line in the sand” on future dredging by introducing limits on dredging and a ban on dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters. The 2014 Reef Outlook Report, released this week, highlighted dumping of dredge […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has expressed alarm at the proposed dredging of 5 million cubic meters of seafloor to make way for bigger cruise ships at the Port of Cairns. AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, Felicity Wishart, said the proposed dredging would threaten water quality and important habitat for fish, dugongs and turtles. […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is concerned by media reports that the new Chief Executive of North Queensland Bulk Port Corporation does not recognize the serious risks posed to the Great Barrier Reef by dredging and dumping for the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal. As the new head of a state-owned port […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The State Government’s Queensland Plan has failed to provide a credible blueprint for a healthy future for the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said that while an overwhelming majority of Queenslanders want to see the waters of the Great Barrier Reef […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has questioned comments made by Federal Member for Dawson, Mr George Christensen MP, about the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef, his colleagues and constituents. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, said Mr Christensen’s reported comments that the process was stacked with environmental extremists, […]