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  • 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 […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Senate has passed the Greens’ proposal for a Senate Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef today. “Our Great Barrier Reef is under more pressure than ever before with an onslaught of mining industrialisation and our inquiry will get all of the impacts out into the open,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are moving for a Senate Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef and are calling on the other parties to support the inquiry. “Our inquiry would examine whether the mounting threats to the Reef are being properly managed or whether pressure from the mining industry, driving the unprecedented industrialisation, will […]

  • 30 January 2014

    The Australian Greens are concerned that the Abbott Government’s Gladstone Harbour inquiry will turn into a political witch hunt, following the terms of reference announcement today. “The Abbott Government’s inquiry seems to focus only on the bund wall and doesn’t appear to have investigative powers,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “Rather than […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today called on the Federal Minister for Environment, Greg Hunt, to ensure that the Independent Commission of Inquiry into dredging at Gladstone Harbour investigates serious allegations of cronyism and corruption of process. AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said: “We welcome the Minister’s announcement of the Inquiry […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will move to establish a Senate Inquiry into the Gladstone Harbour environmental disaster when federal Parliament next sits in February. “With more revelations about toxic leaks from the bund wall and the impacts of dredging on water quality being exposed, now more than ever, we need an independent inquiry into the Gladstone […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into the leaking bund wall in Gladstone and said no further port development approvals should be allowed on the Reef until the truth about Gladstone is fully understood. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said there had clearly been problems associated […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Senate inquiry into the Greens’ bill to save the Great Barrier Reef today recommended no new ports in pristine areas of the reef until a strategic assessment of the reef is completed, but the recommendation comes too late to be acted upon in this Parliament. “Through this Greens initiated inquiry, we’ve finally seen some […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 February 2012

      A new Senate Inquiry into coal seam gas across Australia has been proposed by the Australian Greens spokesperson for mining, Senator Larissa Waters. “The previous Senate Inquiry into coal seam gas only looked at the impacts of CSG in the Murray Darling Basin, but CSG is a problem everywhere,” Senator Waters said. “It also […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District will host a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting next week on the Puerto Rico Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Study. The meeting is set for Tuesday, November 6, at the El Teatro Manuel Mendez Ballester in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The meeting will take place from 2 […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently approved a €195 million financing for the Ports of Civitavecchia and Fiumicino, paving the way for major infrastructure works in these ports. According to the officials, the decision was taken after a long inquiry considering the development of the “Highways of the Sea”, an important hub for passenger and cargo flows in Center Italy and one […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Two days ago, the Port of Boston announced its full backing of the proposed Boston Barrier and has formally withdrawn its objection to the Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application made by the Environment Agency in August 2016. This comes after extensive discussions between the Environment Agency and the port around the proposed Transport […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Plans for a Flood Protection Scheme for Stonehaven will not face a public inquiry, after assessment by Scottish Ministers. The government has said it is content with the plans and the processes taken to reach the final proposed design. Following a decision to agree the scheme in principle, Aberdeenshire Council had to notify ministers of […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The last remaining section of the Carlyon Bay sea defenses erected without planning permission in 2004 is being ripped up. Diggers have been taking up the iron shuttering which was protecting the Information Hut at the western end of Crinnis beach. The developers, CEG, had been ordered by Cornwall Council to remove the structure by the end […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    It has become apparent to CAFNEC that in 2014 Ports North dumped more dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park than their GBRMPA permit allows for in a normal year. The dumping permit allows for 350,000 tonnes dry weight or 550,000 cubic meters of wet load dredge spoil to be dumped in the […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared on Monday at the Conservative government’s royal commission into trade union governance and corruption. Paddy Crumlin, MUA national secretary and president of the ITF, confirmed that while […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the report of the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the concerns expressed about the threat from dredging, dumping and rapid industrialization and called for all parties to support legislation to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in […]

  • 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 peak industry body for the Queensland resources sector said the Senate report into the Great Barrier Reef backs the work that was well underway to improve reef health. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report published 29 recommendations that largely reflected the work of a host of stakeholders on the Reef […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    South east Queensland homes will be better protected from future floods thanks to a $945,000 project to assess the Brisbane River catchment’s flood behaviour. Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps said the hydrological assessment would enable councils to better predict the extent of flooding, such as likely depths and potential hazards, within the river catchment. “The […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published its report into the winter floods of 2013-14 as HC 240, First Report of Session 2014-15. The Government must not neglect maintenance of flood defences and watercourses if homes, businesses and farmland are to gain better protection against future flooding risk, warn MPs today in a report […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Newman Government’s Queensland Ports Strategy, released last week, is an invitation to the World Heritage Committee to place the Great Barrier Reef on the list of World Heritage Sites ‘In Danger’, announced greensmps.org.au. “We already have 20 ports on the Queensland coast where dredging will continue, and this strategy now allows expansion of five of […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland landholders and local communities will benefit from a clear and transparent process for the construction and modification of levee banks, following the introduction of a statewide regulatory framework that came into effect today. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the new process was in response to the final report of the […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Resources Council’s Reef Facts television advertising campaign has resulted in thousands more Australians learning about current and future management challenges for the Great Barrier Reef. Chief Executive Michael Roche said today this initial television advertising campaign would wind up this evening, having achieved its objective. “This campaign was about encouraging factual inquiry so […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Media reports that toxic marine pollutants may have been released into Gladstone Harbour due to inadequate testing by Gladstone Ports Corporation prior to dredging highlights the dangers of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, Felicity Wishart, said Australian […]

  • 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 […]