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  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Abbott Government should listen to international concern about the Great Barrier Reef instead of denying it is under threat, said today the Australian Greens. “The Abbott Government obviously has its head in the dredge spoil on climate change and especially its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has condemned as a totally unacceptable reported plans by Premier Newman to pay for unneeded assets that will damage the Great Barrier Reef. The Newman Government is expected to announce that they will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to assist in the construction of the rail line for […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed comments by US President Barack Obama that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the US President’s comments reflect the love people around the world have for the iconic Great Barrier Reef, and the fears millions of […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has released a summary of project activities and accomplishments for Fiscal Year 14.  The Charleston District has a unique and varied program that grows larger every year. The programs include the Civil Works, Regulatory, Military, and International and Interagency Support (IIS) programs, serving a diverse group of customers not only […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The new IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2014 has rated the Great Barrier Reef as “of significant concern” from a range of factors including ports and shipping. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society, said: “This report validates our concerns about the expansion of ports and shipping in the Reef.” […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Twenty-nine communities across the State will share in $652,000 from the State Government to undertake projects to improve the condition and amenity of Western Australia’s coastline. Projects range from seagrass monitoring in Broome, coastal dune restoration in Perth, reef fish monitoring in Albany and coastal risk and foreshore management plans for the Mid-West and Pilbara. […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    CAFNEC has welcomed the announcement that Federal Labor will formally ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area if it is elected in 2016. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator and Marine Biologist Josh Coates said: “CAFNEC welcomes this announcement of sensible policy to protect our Great Barrier Reef and call […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Newman LNP Government has welcomed Labor’s support to use dredge material beneficially on land rather than disposing of it off shore – marking a crucial step in bipartisan support for protection of the Great Barrier Reef.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said Labor’s support for disposing of […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens congratulate community campaigns to protect the Great Barrier Reef, which have brought about Labor’s change of policy on offshore dumping today. “Finally Labor has realized that Australians will not accept dumping in our Reef, after Labor failed to refuse the Abbot Point dumping and approved the Gladstone Harbor dumping disaster when in […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on the government to clarify its plans for the fast tracking of the proposed Abbot Point dredging, dumping and port expansion. While a spokesperson for Federal Environment Minister Mr Hunt told The Australian newspaper that the proposals for the dredging in the Reef’s waters and dumping on the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The federal Environment Minister is deciding whether dredge spoil can be dumped on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline without an environmental impact statement, announced the Australian Greens. “It’s disgraceful that Minister Hunt is deciding whether millions of tonnes of dredge spoil can be dumped on or near the Caley Valley wetlands, […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today released a 10-point plan to save the Great Barrier Reef, in response to the Queensland Government’s Draft Reef 2050 strategy. The Fight for the Reef solution calls for dumping to be banned and dredging minimized, an end to farm chemical pollution, permanent protection for sensitive areas including […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Senior executives from North and Latin America’s container port, shipping and logistics sectors will unite in Cartagena, Colombia next week for the 14th annual TOC Americas conference and exhibition. With the advent of Panama Canal expansion, changes to regional economies and trade flows, growing vessel sizes and a raft of new infrastructure developments, the state […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia today stood by its call for a full Environmental Impact Statement to be done into the land dumping of dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. “Calling for a full environmental assessment process is not ‘scaremongering’ or ‘hysterics’ as Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has alleged. It is the responsible action […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    NOAA together with its partners have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a Gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, approved by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees and totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds. This announcement marks the largest […]

  • 4 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A key strategy to protect the Great Barrier Reef and create up to 28,000 jobs in Galilee Basin mines has been submitted to the Commonwealth Government for approval. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Planning and Infrastructure Jeff Seeney said the Abbot Point Port and Wetland Strategy would pave the way for dredge material […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The old parties have today refused to support an Australian Greens’ motion calling on the Abbott Government to rule out using federal taxpayer funders to pay the big mining companies to dump their dredge sludge on wetlands for the Abbot Point coal port. “The Newman Government wants to use state and federal taxpayer money to […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A program to monitor and improve the health of North Queensland waterways from the rivers to the Reef was launched in Mackay today. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche, who was at the launch, said that the QRC was proud to be a financial contributor to get off the ground the […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission last week commenced work to complete Pennsylvania’s largest fish habitat improvement project. About 2,500 tons of rock rubble humps and reefs will be placed into Cowanesque Lake through a cooperative partnership between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has pointed to a new analysis of declining international demand for coal as more reasons why the massive industrial expansion of ports on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline must stop. The latest report from the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a group of financial analysts specialising in the economic risks of […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 24th September 2014. Dredging in Queensland is a hot topic and the release of the environmental impact statement for the Cairns dredging proposal […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments that dumping on the wetlands at Abbot Point is a win-win for the environment and the economy demonstrate the disregard the Queensland government has for the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director said that calling plans […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland families have heard firsthand how the Queensland Government will help protect the Great Barrier Reef through a strategy to use dredge material from port development on land, rather than conventional sea-based disposal methods. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney told a public meeting in Bowen that the […]