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  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dumping of dredged material in the Great Barrier Reef should be banned, following the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt ordering that dumping should not be occurring in the World Heritage Area near Gladstone Harbour. However, the true test for the Minister will come at Abbot Point, where he is considering the approval millions more […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite mentioning the Great Barrier Reef during the people’s forum and in election campaign appearances, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has missed the opportunity to address the most important new threat to the Reef in the ALP policy announced today. The World Heritage Committee, scientists, fishers, tourism operators and the local community are all very worried […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The release of two important reports have confirmed the stresses and dangers to the Reef are accumulating fast but that governments are falling short on the action needed to address pressures including port development, dredging and dumping and increased shipping, announced marineconservation.org.au. The Reef Outook Report and Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment reports reveal: – Five […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New FOI documents revealed that the conclusions from modelling of deep ocean currents published by GBRMPA in 2013, were fiercely disputed by the Queensland Ports Association (QPA) because the results called into question all previous port modelling and monitoring, North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) said. “The new FOI documents show that experts raised serious doubts […]

  • 18 April 2012

    World Heritage Day is a wake-up call to save the internationally renowned Great Barrier Reef from the devastating impacts of mass dredging, dumping and shipping for fossil fuel exports which the Federal Government’s strategic assessment won’t fix, the Australian Greens said today. “It’s appalling that the greed for fossil fuel exports from both the Australian […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government’s State Party report to the World Heritage Committee on the Great Barrier Reef, released over the weekend, is shameless spin and raises concerns that Reef Rescue funding will be decreased, say the Australian Greens. “The government is using greenwash and spin to try and distract from the Reef dredging, dumping and shipping […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society calls on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to refuse to issue a permit for dumping 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the Reef’s waters until after the findings of an independent inquiry into the Gladstone Harbour dredge project. The terms of reference for the inquiry into […]

  • 18 March 2013

    Oceana demands that the pouring of the polluted muds to be dredged from Maó harbour be halted, as it will coincide with the razorfish spawning season, between April and August. This is also the non-fishing season, a management measure established to protect this species so highly valued by the local population, as it has a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Fight for the Reef campaigners have welcomed the decision by the World Heritage Committee to maintain pressure on Australia to improve protection of the Great Barrier Reef and address threats from industrial port development, dredging, dumping, and poor water quality. The World Heritage Committee is holding its annual meeting in Doha, Qatar this week and […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Research & Development

    The Queensland Resources Council, in media stories, is selectively citing pre-existing problems in order to divert efforts from addressing the fastest growing new threat to the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation, Australian Marine Conservation Society reported. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, said a new research paper did not consider proposed new and expanded […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has said while there are positive elements to the Coalition’s Great Barrier Reef policy announced today, it falls short of what’s needed to protect the Reef from rapid industrialisation and has urged the Coalition to go further. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said the […]

  • 20 June 2012

    New research released yesterday shows dredging is to blame for Gladstone Harbour’s environmental crisis, and should prompt the federal government to finally step in and protect the World Heritage listed area and the communities which rely upon it. “Gladstone Ports Corporation keeps claiming that tides or the flood is to blame for the harbour’s toxic […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today called on the Federal Minister for the Environment to reject any further development applications for Abbot Point dredging, dumping and port development, while Adani is investigated for environmental breaches. Minister Hunt has ordered a report into alleged breaches by the Indian coal mining conglomerate’s operations at Abbot Point […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Last night’s explosive UNESCO State of Conservation Report and draft decisions on the Great Barrier Reef is a slap in the face for the federal and Queensland governments, who must now stop their dredging, dumping and shipping frenzy to avoid the international embarrassment of a World Heritage in Danger listing within 8 months. “This is […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland government should reject industry calls for an extension of tax breaks to any mineral developments in Queensland which would significantly increase pressure for approval of damaging dredging, dumping and port expansions along the Great Barrier Reef coast, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Newman government has proposed reduced royalties for […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds the Great Barrier Reef will suffer irreversible damage from coral bleaching and ocean acidification. “Today’s report confirms that the very future of our iconic Great Barrier Reef is at stake,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “Climate change of even 2 degrees of additional warming […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has expressed alarm following comments made by former Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke that the Queensland government asked him to ignore risks to the health of the Great Barrier Reef, as revealed on AM Agenda yesterday. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the State government’s policies are […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has said Mr Seeney’s comments that the Queensland Government would deal directly with UNESCO will not address the problems created by fast-tracking industrial development along the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the World Heritage Committee wants the Queensland and Federal Governments to end the […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Tony Abbott’s planned one-stop-shop for development approvals, announced today to begin in Tasmania, is code for fast-tracking damaging mega projects across the country, say the Australian Greens. “Tony Abbott plans to remove the vital layer of federal approval that protects our most important environmental assets, which was first put in place to save the iconic […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queensland pride is on the line tonight with wildlife warrior and conservationist Bob Irwin appearing in an advertisement during State of Origin to encourage Queenslanders to stand up and fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef from industrialisation. The advertisement featuring Irwin will be aired in Brisbane and explains the dangers the Reef and its […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government’s report to UNESCO on the health of the Great Barrier Reef is due tomorrow, and with little action taken, the risk of the Great Barrier Reef being put on the World Heritage In Danger list is real. “The Australian and Queensland governments have continued to treat the Reef like a coal and […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The South African government’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has teamed up with the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) for a $31,8 million plan to upgrade thirteen Western Cape harbors. The project, spearheaded by DPW and implemented by CDC, seeks to boost the small-scale fishing industry and tourism in the area. “The project is tipped to change […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society say governments have failed to address key concerns raised by the World Heritage Committee, as UNESCO’s deadline runs out today. As part of their joint campaign Fight for the Reef the two organisations have released a scorecard assessing each government’s response to UNESCO’s fears about industrialisation, including port […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on the Rudd Government to reject the Business Council’s call for cutting more regulation on major projects – a decision that could hasten the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef from rapid industrial development. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said Queenslanders were already reeling […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The federal and Queensland governments’ new agreement to hand federal environment protection powers to the state government, reported on today, will devastate the state’s natural assets, say the Australian Greens. “So much of Queensland’s iconic environment has been deemed to have national significance, like our Great Barrier Reef and our ancient rainforests, and for more […]