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  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has expressed alarm at the proposed dredging of 5 million cubic meters of seafloor to make way for bigger cruise ships at the Port of Cairns. AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, Felicity Wishart, said the proposed dredging would threaten water quality and important habitat for fish, dugongs and turtles. […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new poll of nine Queensland electorates along the Reef coast and South East Queensland has shown the industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef could prove to be a decisive federal election issue, according to the Fight for the Reef campaign. Significantly, nearly half [49.4%] of people polled said they were more likely to vote […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    New research shows $784 million is needed to improve Great Barrier Reef water quality, even before new the coal mines and ports, supported by the major parties, are built. “Even though the Reef is already struggling, the Newman Government is set to make its water quality even worse,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Through a partnership with the New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), an Army Corp dredged rock is now deployed on one of New York’s reef sites providing benefits to habitat, the environment, divers and fishermen, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced yesterday. The ACOE and its […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Newman and Abbott governments’ Great Barrier Reef draft strategic assessment report, released today, won’t save the Reef from the onslaught of existing coal port proposals it currently faces, according to greensmps.org.au. “The strategic assessment doesn’t apply to projects already on the books, namely the massive coal ports that UNESCO expressed extreme concern about before […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has rejected as out of touch with community expectations, claims by Michael Roche of the Queensland Resources Council about the efforts of conservation groups to stop the mining industry from industrialising the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said: “The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the statement by German’s leading bank, Deutsche Bank that it will not invest in the port expansion at Abbot Point on the Great Barrier Reef. Last night in Germany, environmental advocates attended the Deutsche Bank Annual General Meeting to call on the bank not to invest in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has applauded the efforts of thousands of farmers and graziers who are working to boost the health of the Great Barrier Reef, after a report card showed progress is being made in improving water quality. The Australian and Queensland governments have released the Reef Plan Second Report […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has rejected Ports Australia’s report into dredging and dumping at state owned ports along the Great Barrier Reef as self-interested. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that the Ports Australia report appeared to have been produced to try to counter overwhelming public criticism of the environmental impacts […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s decision to support the Australian Greens motion to end offshore dumping in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the motion to end the dumping of dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters would […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens condemned the LNP Government’s misguided attacks on Great Barrier Reef campaigners and their calls to boycott Ben and Jerry’s for its Reef anti-dredging campaign. “Rather than acknowledge the peril the Great Barrier Reef is in, the LNP is attacking people who want this natural wonder protected not trashed by the coal and […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new national poll shows the majority of Australians believe the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef has lost out to industrial development over past decades. Two-thirds of the community (66%) holds the view that the national icon’s World Heritage status makes it more important for protection by Australian governments. The polling of more than […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government is protecting the Great Barrier Reef by delivering the election commitment to implement a Reef 2050 Plan, said Environment Minister Greg Hunt. The Reef 2050 Plan includes a Long Term Sustainability Plan and the establishment of a new $40 million Reef Trust to deliver important new projects to help protect this natural […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    A massive tourism and marina development approved today by the Federal Government will put the unique environment of Great Keppel Island at risk, say the Australian Greens. “Tourism is vital for Queensland’s economy and locals suffered when Great Keppel Island’s last resort shut down but this new resort has a far larger ecological footprint and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 June 2012

    The Queensland Government has reaffirmed its support for the Great Barrier Reef announcing all financial commitments for improving its water quality are on track to be delivered. Premier Campbell Newman said the Government was dedicated to restoring the Reef’s health. “The Great Barrier Reef is a Queensland icon, worth around $5 billion a year to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Reef Trust Discussion Paper has been released yesterday by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments. The Reef Trust is a key election commitment for the Australian Government under the broader Reef 2050 Plan. The Reef Trust will put the focus firmly on improving coastal habitat, water quality and enhancing species protection along the Great Barrier […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council has launched a public awareness campaign to ‘set the record straight’ on the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the continuing prosperity of more than one million Queenslanders who live and work adjacent to it. Against a backdrop of the Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point coal terminals near Mackay, Queensland […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Greens policy to ban dumping in the Reef, stating it would pressure all major parties to adopt a ban. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director said that the ban was crucial because the government was set to approve the dumping of millions of tonnes of […]