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  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government is providing $4.86 million for five organisations to work with landholders to address the vast issue of gully erosion in the Great Barrier Reef catchments. Under the Reef Trust Gully Erosion Control Program, five organisations will undertake projects in six priority catchments to reduce the erosion of sediment into the Great Barrier […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Senate Inquiry into the impact of the Great Barrier Reef from state-owned mega ports. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, welcomed the commitment from the Greens and the Australian Labor Party to assessing the threat to the environment from coal ports being built up and […]

  • 22 March 2012

    The Greens are the only party to oppose offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, as the Labor, Liberal and National parties voted down a Greens motion to stop any further offshore dumping approvals. A Galaxy poll last week revealed 88 per cent of Queenslanders are opposed to the dumping of dredge […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF stated that the ‘Fight for the Reef’ campaign has seized on a new report on the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef as further evidence that the practice of dumping dredge waste should be banned. The Improved Dredge Material Management for the Great Barrier Reef Region report is one of a number […]

  • 8 July 2013

    New federal Environment Minister Mark Butler is due tomorrow to decide on a proposal to dump masses of sediment in the Great Barrier Reef for the expansion of the Abbot Point coal port. “This is another type of Abbot that Labor should oppose – the Abbot Point coal port expansion would see up to 3 […]

  • 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 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called for an investigation into the Queensland government’s handling of port development plans for the Great Barrier Reef. The 730 Report last night raised allegations about a conflict of interest between two members of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, business man Tony Mooney and the head […]

  • 9 May 2012

    The devil is in the detail for Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, with the Government’s failure to extend the successful $200 million Reef Rescue program in this year’s Budget or to review the mass dredging plan which has caused ‘extreme concern’ within the international community. The Australian Greens welcomed the small increase of $8 million […]

  • 20 February 2012

      UNESCO has sent a clear message that they are taking the threat of mass dredging to the World Heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef seriously, setting out comprehensive terms of reference for their Reactive Monitoring Mission. The Australian Greens have welcomed the Mission’s intention to help the Government develop ‘a long-term plan for […]

  • 6 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Federal Senate’s strong message to Environment Minister Greg Hunt that dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters is unacceptable. The Senate passed a motion calling on the Abbott Government to revoke its approval of the Abbot Point coal port expansion. The Senate will also vote […]

  • 16 November 2012

    The Australian Greens called today for an independent inquiry as requested by the United Nations into the Gladstone contamination crisis, part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. “The announcement of marine parks following a successful Greens campaign is welcome news, but the government must now prevent the mining giants from undermining that marine […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Cook University researchers are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from polluted land run-off. Researchers have developed a new technique that analyses the images to assess coastal water quality from space. Many important habitats in the Great Barrier Reef such as coral reefs and seagrass are in decline […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Television commercials urging Australians to become informed about the true environmental health of the Great Barrier Reef will begin screening nationally tomorrow. The commercials are authorised by the Queensland Resources Council in the wake of an admitted ‘scaremongering’ campaign by environmental activist groups. “The activists’ stated objective is to shut down Queensland’s export coal and […]

  • 13 October 2014

    More than 100 people attended the Hamilton Island Reef Hour on Thursday night to hear guest speakers including finance and energy expert Tim Buckley and former GBRMPA director Dr Adam Smith discuss ongoing threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Adam Smith, Director of Reef Ecologic and former Director of GBRMPA said: “There are some […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government will provide an additional $100 million over five years to improve the Great Barrier Reef water quality. Dr Steven Miles, the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, said that the Budget delivered on the Government’s promises to tackle some of the key threats facing the […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The doubling of Xstrata’s coal production in Queensland will escalate the pressure on the Great Barrier Reef from port expansions, dredging and greater shipping movements, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart said the massive expansion in coal production and exports is placing the short-term profit of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters will challenge the Government today in Question Time on their plans to make profits from the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “The Australian Government has responsibility for protecting our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, but instead is trying to turn a buck […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today welcomed funding to tackle crown of thorns starfish in the Great Barrier Reef but are alarmed that the old parties continue to ignore far more pressing dangers. “Labor is sticking its head in the sand when it comes to the real threats facing the Great Barrier Reef,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Government’s commitment to a “one stop shop” for environmental approvals could see lower standards for the Queensland environment including the Great Barrier Reef than other states. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for the Australia Marine Conservation Society, said the EPBC “assessment bilaterals” set the rules on how states will assess […]

  • 14 March 2012

    Australians are overwhelmingly opposed to the Government’s approvals for dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, revealed by a new Galaxy poll released today. “This is a stunning result – 91 per cent of Australians are against turning our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef into a rubbish dump, with only […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Australian Greens are alarmed by a proposal submitted to the federal government to build a coal port less than 50 metres from homes near Mackay and to load the coal from barges into ships offshore in the Great Barrier Reef. “Now the big mining companies want to use the Great Barrier Reef as a […]

  • 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 […]