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  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Newman LNP Government has welcomed Labor’s support to use dredge material beneficially on land rather than disposing of it off shore – marking a crucial step in bipartisan support for protection of the Great Barrier Reef.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said Labor’s support for disposing of […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has fast-tracked the approval of the world’s biggest coal port in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef today, ignoring impacts on the Reef and the adjacent internationally significant Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, said Greenpeace. Under the proposal, millions of tonnes of seabed would be dredged from the […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The federal Environment Minister is deciding whether dredge spoil can be dumped on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline without an environmental impact statement, announced the Australian Greens. “It’s disgraceful that Minister Hunt is deciding whether millions of tonnes of dredge spoil can be dumped on or near the Caley Valley wetlands, […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens welcome Australian Academy of Science’s strong warning today that the Abbott and Newman governments’ Reef 2050 Plan fails to protect the Great Barrier Reef. “The science is clear – the Abbott and Newman governments’ plan for our Great Barrier Reef grossly fails this World Heritage Area,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) was the naming sponsor of the Major Project Summit (MPS) held recently in Bowen. The annual MPS provides a forum for industry, businesses and community to hear about planned and proposed large infrastructure projects for the region. NQBP’s CEO, Steve Lewis presented on future growth opportunities for the Port […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Caley Valley Wetlands at Abbot Point Port will be protected and enhanced by the Queensland Government’s Abbot Point Port and Wetlands Project. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney has rejected today’s alarms of the World Wildlife Fund calling for a delay to the project. “This project enables the […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The old parties have today refused to support an Australian Greens’ motion calling on the Abbott Government to rule out using federal taxpayer funders to pay the big mining companies to dump their dredge sludge on wetlands for the Abbot Point coal port. “The Newman Government wants to use state and federal taxpayer money to […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A program to monitor and improve the health of North Queensland waterways from the rivers to the Reef was launched in Mackay today. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche, who was at the launch, said that the QRC was proud to be a financial contributor to get off the ground 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 […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland families have heard firsthand how the Queensland Government will help protect the Great Barrier Reef through a strategy to use dredge material from port development on land, rather than conventional sea-based disposal methods. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney told a public meeting in Bowen that the […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Instead of wasting time with a secret trip to lobby the World Heritage Committee, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments should be following the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations, say the Australian Greens. “The World Heritage Committee is an expert committee – members will judge Australia’s management of the Great Barrier Reef on the […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens welcome the Australian Marine Conservation Society report out today about the Caley Valley wetlands which the Newman Government’s proposal for disposal of the Abbot Point dredge sludge could threaten. “The Newman Government may have realised that the cheapest and dirtiest option of dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef is not […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The peak representative body for the Queensland resources sector has welcomed the decision by the Queensland Government to take advantage of a previously unavailable opportunity for onshore dredge material disposal at Abbot Point. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said industry support for the decision to pursue this land-based disposal option clearly demonstrated industry’s […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens said that their strong campaign standing with the community against dredge spoil dumping in the Great Barrier Reef has resulted in the Newman Government finally considering onshore disposal of the Abbot Point dredge spoil. “The immense community, scientific and international opposition to Reef dumping, as well as our strong political opposition, is […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has today revealed a long term port development strategy that will see dredge material produced at Abbot Point beneficially re-used on land. Premier Campbell Newman said the Queensland Government had been working on the Abbot Point Beneficial Reuse Strategy since coming to office in 2012 and will now ask the Federal Government […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will introduce a Private Member’s Bill to the Senate today to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and backdate it so that it is illegal for the Abbot Point offshore dumping to proceed. “The Senate Inquiry established by the Greens into the Great Barrier Reef yesterday tabled […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Senate Inquiry into the Great Barrier Reef, established by the Greens, has tabled its report, recommending a temporary moratorium on offshore dumping in the Reef while a cap or ban on dumping is considered. “What the Great Barrier Reef really needs is a an immediate and permanent ban on all dumping in the Great […]

  • 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. […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A chorus of Australia’s leading coral reef scientists last night called for a ban on the dumping of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Four Corners special “Battle for the Reef” on ABC TV heard evidence from many respected scientists concerned about the future of the Great Barrier Reef, and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has welcomed Commonwealth endorsement of the state’s long-term plan to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Federal Government approval recognizes Queensland’s planning and development framework is effective in protecting the Great Barrier Reef, while ensuring the continued prosperity of […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian and Queensland Governments have today released the final comprehensive strategic assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area addressing a key recommendation of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. The comprehensive strategic assessment, released alongside the Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014, is a comprehensive analysis of issues affecting the reef and what […]

  • 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 […]