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  • 5 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a Federal Court decision to overturn Federal Government approval for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, which was to ship coal out through the Great Barrier Reef at Abbot Point. Cherry Muddle, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaigner, said that Environment Minister Greg Hunt now has a chance to reverse […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt’s decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely. “Adani has a long record of environmental destruction and are not a company you would let look after your pot plants, let alone safeguard […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fight for the Reef campaigners said the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt had let down Australians and failed the Reef. GBRMPA today issued a permit to allow three million cubic metres of dredge waste from the expansion of Abbot Point coal port to be dumped in Reef waters. […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the news that the Abbot Point port expansion is one step closer with the referral for the revised dredging project now in the Federal Government’s hands. This is another milestone in opening up one of the state’s great energy provinces, the Galilee Basin, and for Adani, to progress […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Government is taking the next vital step to protect the Great Barrier Reef with the release of details of the plan to ban capital dredge material disposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “We are delivering on our commitment to end this century-old practice. This demonstrates our commitment to the Reef and […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A great deal of work has been underway on the implementation of the Federal Government’s $3 million Tamar River Recovery Plan for cleaning up the River and improving the local environment and economy in Tasmania. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Bass Andrew Nikolic today visited the Tamar River to inspect […]

  • 20 December 2013

    Statement by Bruce Elliot, general manager for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: “On 11 December 2013, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved an application by North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) to expand its coal terminal at Abbot Point. “As part of this project, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park […]

  • 2 October 2012

    Ken O’Dowd, a Federal Member for Flynn, yesterday hosted Shadow Environment Minister Greg Hunt on an aerial tour of Gladstone Harbour. According to O’Dowd, the health of Gladstone Harbour appears to be improving. “I believe it’s not as good as we would like it to be, but I think there are signs there now that […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment has issued orders for the creation of regulations for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to put an end to the dumping of capital dredge material in the Marine Park once and for all. This fulfills the historic pledge made in November 2014 at the World Parks […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following a request from the independent panel, the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt agreed to extend the time frame to conduct the review of the bund wall at the Port of Gladstone. The independent panel’s co-chairs, Anthea Tinney and Dr Andrew Johnson, have advised that the volume of material to be reviewed and the […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mackay Conservation Group will today commence court proceedings in Brisbane’s Federal Court challenging Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s decision to approve dredging and dumping within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The case will centre on the Federal Government’s decision to approve dredging and dumping for the proposed export coal terminal at Abbot Point, less […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal in north Queensland is a step closer, with the latest dredging plans sent to the Federal Government for approval, ABC News announced. Dredge spoil from the project will be dumped on unused land at the port, instead of in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park or on […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has applauded the Government’s move to ban the dumping of any capital dredge spoil in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waters, saying it shouldn’t be news to Ports North in regards to their Port of Cairns dredge proposal. “I congratulate Environment Minister Greg Hunt for this decision, it’s something that I’ve been arguing […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Environment group Save the Reef says the new federal Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, should reconvene the Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone given the latest revelations about water quality in the harbour. A Gladstone Ports Corporation report from September-October 2011 has confirmed that high turbidity in Gladstone Harbour was caused by a […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Commonwealth Government will commit an additional $100 million in new funding for the Reef Trust to support the implementation of the historic Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan for the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef. Last year, the Coalition delivered on its commitment to establish a $40 million Reef Trust which […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    As many members of the Bowen Community are aware, a decision for the proposed dredging for Abbot Point remains with the Federal Government. During this time North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation and the proponents are also seeking clarity from the new Federal Minister, Greg Hunt, as to any further expectations and requirements. “While we wait […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has welcomed Federal Labor’s decision to finally support the banning of dredge spoil being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. “Labor’s decision is nothing short of catch-up,” said Mr Entsch, “considering the current Coalition Government already announced that policy in December last year.” “They had the chance to […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government has announced an independent review of how two leaking incidents occurred in the protective wall of Gladstone Harbour. “”It is clear that there has been a failure in the bund wall at the Port of Gladstone. An Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone was commissioned by the Australian Government in February […]

  • 4 November 2014

    Tuggerah Lakes on the New South Wales Central coast will benefit from a $3.3 million boost as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Dobell, Karen McNamara, today visited the Tuggerah Lakes estuary on the New South Wales Central Coast to inspect progress on infrastructure […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After 18 months of uncertainty, the Bowen community may finally have something to celebrate with today’s announcement by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt approving development of the Adani T0 project and capital dredging at the Abbot Point coal terminal. Minister Hunt also issued approval for the Arrow LNG facility on Curtis Island near Gladstone and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The federal government is daring the World Heritage Committee to put the Great Barrier Reef on its endangered list by approving a huge coal port near Bowen, the Australian Greens warn. Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given the Abbot Point project the go-ahead, subject to what he says are strict environmental conditions. He has also […]

  • 25 February 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has noted the findings of Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s probity inquiry into the potential conflicts of interest of two members of the board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society, said the Marine Park […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt MP released the independent review into the leaking bund wall incidents at the Port of Gladstone. The relevant findings will be used to inform the assessment of future developments with reclamation areas in coastal environments. These findings include: – Aspects of the design and construction of the bund […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Victorian Minister for Water Peter Walsh today announced the first phase of a major water study that will benchmark water aquifers across the state. The water study will provide Victoria with a comprehensive understanding of the State’s water aquifers and water dependent assets including groundwater springs, wetlands, rivers and […]