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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) has delivered a vote of confidence in Australia’s ongoing management of the iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said all Australians would welcome the committee’s decision in Doha, Qatar, to reject activist calls to place the reef on the World Heritage ‘in-danger’ list. “The […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society scorecard on the Great Barrier Reef released today provides a distorted view of Australia’s management of the iconic World Heritage Area. It misrepresents the significant progress Australia has made in responding to the World Heritage Committee. “We have either met or have made significant progress in meeting […]

  • 23 February 2012

    WWF today challenged the Australian Government’s view that the Great Barrier Reef is being sustainably managed, citing publications showing that coral had declined by up to 50 per cent. As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee prepares to visit Queensland next month, after expressing “extreme concern” at port development and dredging impacts in the World Heritage area, […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian and Queensland Governments yesterday released the 2014 State Party Report on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area which highlights the significant progress being made to improve the management, health and protection of this amazing iconic area. This progress report has been delivered to the World Heritage Committee meeting currently underway and demonstrates […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and Turtle Island Restoration Network program director Teri Shore have warned the massive port projects and other industrial activity planned for the Great Barrier Reef will push globally significant species of turtles closer to the brink of extinction. The industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area will destroy […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    More than 150 Australian scientists have urgently joined forces to warn of the threat of rapid industrialisation along the Great Barrier Reef coast ahead of a major World Heritage meeting in Cambodia from June 17. The joint statement, representing many of Australia’s most distinguished names in marine and coastal sciences, says industrialisation of the Great […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision by the Australian Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO) to issue a legal challenge to the decision to dump three million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that this challenge […]

  • 10 December 2013

    The Federal Government’s decision to allow three million cubic metres of sediment and rock to be dredged and dumped in World Heritage waters to expand Abbot Point port, is “damaging and short-sighted,” reef campaigners said today. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said the go ahead for dredging and dumping flies in the […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed a Senate Bill to be introduced by Queensland Greens MP Larissa Waters this afternoon that calls on the Government to acknowledge community views and scientific evidence and to reject the Abbot Point dredging plan. The Bill seeks Senate recognition of concerns from Great Barrier Reef dive operators, charter […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of their joint Fight for the Reef campaign, WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today released a scorecard assessing the performance of both the Queensland and Australian Governments’ management of the Great Barrier Reef. Last year, UNESCO gave Australia a deadline to outline how it would better manage the Reef, noting that […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens have launched a $176 million rescue package to protect the Great Barrier Reef from mining. “The Great Barrier Reef is under pressure like never before with UNESCO warning the reef could be added to the international list of World Heritage sites in danger by next year,” Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said. […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite the protestations of Queensland’s Deputy Premier, dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters will cause damage including to the seagrass beds at Abbot Point which will be ripped up if dredging goes ahead, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said the dredging process […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government’s State Party report to the World Heritage Committee on the Great Barrier Reef, released over the weekend, is shameless spin and raises concerns that Reef Rescue funding will be decreased, say the Australian Greens. “The government is using greenwash and spin to try and distract from the Reef dredging, dumping and shipping […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Fight for the Reef campaign welcomed the start of people-power-fuelled legal action to stop three million cubic metres of Abbot Point dredge spoil being dumped in Reef waters. In Brisbane, the North Queensland Conservation Council lodged the action in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal challenging the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s decision to issue […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The latest science confirms the continued rapid decline of the Reef and the urgent need for stronger action and a major injection of funds to help it recover. “Australians are deeply concerned that our national icon is dying on our watch. Governments must be prepared to commit billions to deliver major reductions in water pollution. […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Commitments from both major political parties to tackle documented environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef have been welcomed by the peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy exporters. ‘It is vital for Queensland exporters and the communities they support along the 2,200 kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef that there are policies focused […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Sixty custom-made reef structures and more than 800 tonnes of locally sourced limestone is being deployed off the coast of Ardrossan, as part of the Yorke Peninsula shellfish reef project. Port Adelaide-based Maritime Constructions’ deployment vessel MV Andrew Wilson is currently out on the reef site building South Australia’s reef – the first of its […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Building blocks that will make up two new artificial reefs in Hervey Bay, weighting a total 690 tonnes, will leave Gladstone on a barge today.  The 30 modules are destined for reefs located on the western side of Fraser Island. Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef Dr Steven Miles said the two […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society say governments have failed to address key concerns raised by the World Heritage Committee, as UNESCO’s deadline runs out today. As part of their joint campaign Fight for the Reef the two organisations have released a scorecard assessing each government’s response to UNESCO’s fears about industrialisation, including port […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is scheduled to complete construction of the $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project April 11 to restore 12 acres of sub-tidal reef and habitat located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas – one of the largest restoration projects around the […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Greens motion to stop sediment dumping in the Great Barrier Reef has passed the Senate today. “With two days of sitting left, Labor has belatedly decided that allowing the big mining companies to dump sediment in the Great Barrier Reef is a bad idea,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “This sudden […]

  • 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. […]