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  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) yesterday welcomed acknowledgment from Federal MP for Dawson, Mr George Christensen, that he ‘had it wrong’ about dumping dredge spoil from the Abbot Point port expansion. “It is highly commendable to see any politician publicly change their stance like this,” said AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director Felicity Wishart. […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided the Mount Maunganui surf reef is to be partially removed to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street. Regional Council Deputy Chief Executive Eddie Grogan said the Mount Maunganui Reef Trust obtained resource consent in August 2000 to construct the pilot offshore submerged reef about 250 m […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Shoalhaven is set to become the State’s latest recreational fishing hotspot, with the final location for the South Coast’s first offshore artificial reef unveiled yesterday by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, and Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward. Ms. Hodgkinson said the South Coast artificial reef will be located about four kilometres offshore […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Tony Abbott’s Great Barrier Reef policy, reported on today, completely ignores the impacts of mining industrialisation, just like Kevin Rudd’s does, say the Australian Greens. “Tony Abbott has joined Kevin Rudd today with a toothless Great Barrier Reef policy that does nothing to stand in the way of the reef being turned into a dumping […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new Reef Facts campaign has been launched to cut through the misinformation about the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell, said the false and extreme claims had the potential to damage the state’s reputation, if they were not addressed. “This Government is doing more to protect the Great Barrier […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today called for changes to prohibit people with coal and gas interests from sitting on the Great Barrier Reef’s management board, and backed calls for the Abbott Government to pause port approvals until the inquiry into conflicts of interest is completed. “Big coal and gas should get their hands off the Reef, […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Fight For The Reef campaign today welcomed Premier Campbell Newman’s commitment that his government will “insist” all future dredge spoil will be disposed of onshore and called for the guarantee to be made permanent through a legislated ban. Asked today about dredging and dumping Mr Newman told journalists: “… it is our strong belief […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Fight for the Reef campaign has seized on a new report on the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef as further evidence that the practice of dumping dredge waste should be banned. Richard Leck, WWF-Australia spokesperson for the Fight for the Reef Campaign said that the report confirms the worst fears for […]

  • 10 July 2013

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed concern that State and Federal Ministers have missed the opportunity to address the impacts of rapid industrial development along the Queensland coast. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director Felicity Wishart said the Ministers had ignored the international recommendations of UNESCO to stop work now on all industrial […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Reef Subsea today announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power and Umbilical Ltd., with offices in Stockton-on-Tees and Aberdeen, has successfully completed a contract with UK energy company Centrica Energy. The contract saw Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical assist with seabed excavation services at the Chiswick platform on the Kew field development. Reef Subsea […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell has welcomed the Coalition’s plan to take a strategic, long-term approach to protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Mr Powell said the Newman Government had taken action to fix Labor’s poor decisions at a state level and was confident measures outlined in Reef Plan 2050 would significantly […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Next month the status of the Great Barrier Reef will be debated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have issued list of urgent actions needed from the Queensland state and Australian federal governments before countries gather in Bonn, Germany for that meeting. “The World Heritage Committee has […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    With just 50 days before the World Heritage Committee meets in June, WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today released an urgent Reef “to do” list for the Queensland and Federal Governments. That meeting, in Bonn, Germany from June 28 to July 8, will decide if the Reef should be declared World Heritage […]

  • 8 July 2013

    New federal Environment Minister Mark Butler is due tomorrow to decide on a proposal to dump masses of sediment in the Great Barrier Reef for the expansion of the Abbot Point coal port. “This is another type of Abbot that Labor should oppose – the Abbot Point coal port expansion would see up to 3 […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called for shocking plans for an artificial reef next to the Great Barrier Reef at Abbot Point to be abandoned. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society said “the proposal to compensate for environmental damage from the Abbot Point expansion reveals the […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    QTIC has joined with three other peak tourism industry associations in Queensland to express grave concerns to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) over the consideration to dump 3.5 million cubic metres of port dredge from Abbot Point Coal Port into the waters of the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. The Association […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’. Speaking from Bonn, the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said that the World Heritage Committee’s decision is a sensible one and acknowledgement of the Labor Government’s firm and swift action since coming to office. “We […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mayor Marilyn Hatley and the members of the North Myrtle Beach City Council participated in an update on the status of the Jim Caudle Reef (PA-01), which is located about 2.5 nautical miles from the south jetty of Little River and lies under about 30 feet of water. The event was hosted by the North […]

  • 6 May 2013

    UNESCO’s confirmation overnight that it will consider listing the Great Barrier Reef on the World Heritage list of sites in danger, puts the Newman and Gillard governments on notice to stop letting mining companies destroy the Great Barrier Reef, say the Australian Greens. “The World Heritage Committee has officially expressed concern over the lack of […]

  • 2 July 2012

    The World Heritage Committee has upheld their draft decision handed down in earlier this month on the Great Barrier Reef, which calls upon the Government to stop developments that may affect the Reef until a comprehensive strategic assessment can be completed. UNESCO sent a monitoring mission to Australia to investigate the impact of development on […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The doubling of Xstrata’s coal production in Queensland will escalate the pressure on the Great Barrier Reef from port expansions, dredging and greater shipping movements, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart said the massive expansion in coal production and exports is placing the short-term profit of […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos yesterday announced the deployment of materials to create a new marine habitat at Fire Island Reef, as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to develop a stronger marine ecosystem off New York’s shores. Fire Island Reef is a 744-acre site located in the Atlantic […]