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  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed concern that the new dredging and dumping plans for Abbot Point are being fast tracked and could be approved by Christmas. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said it was reprehensible that such a dangerous and risky development in a precious area right […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast has just announced that the Phase 2 of the Palm Beach Shoreline Project in now underway. According to the release, the City is constructing an artificial reef offshore from Nineteenth Avenue to enhance coastal protection at the Palm Beach. Phase 1 was completed in September 2017 and saw the successful […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The construction of a new reef in the Piankatank River is set to start this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has just announced. USACE’s crews will be working about a half-mile from shore, Monday through Thursday for 10 hours a day initially, using barges and cranes to place granite rock within the […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed reports of a backdown from port proponents Adani and GVK to avoid dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters but said that there is a long way to go before the Reef is protected from port expansions. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new long-term sustainability plan to protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef for the next 35 years has been released for comment by the Australian and Queensland governments. Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan satisfied a longstanding requirement by UNESCO. “This has been a collaborative […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has applauded yesterday’s announcement of a major state government campaign to promote the facts surrounding management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “It is literally the time for a line to be drawn in the sand,” said Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche. “Queensland’s reputation is […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef will remain one of the world’s best managed reefs through the Queensland Government’s draft Strategic Assessment of the Great Barrier Reef coastal zone. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney, said the report assessed how the State’s planning, development, and coastal management processes identify and protect […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Greens are calling for the Abbott Government to revoke its approval to dump dredge sludge in the Great Barrier Reef for the Abbot Point coal port, following reports the proponent is considering onshore disposal. “It’s appalling that the Abbott and Newman governments have ticked off on dumping sludge in the Reef’s World Heritage […]

  • 28 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) artificial reef program has secured a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit to proceed with construction of two new artificial reefs off Ocean County’s Manasquan Inlet, Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday. “We are very excited to move forward with this expansion of the state’s network of artificial reefs, […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government will provide an additional $100 million over five years to improve the Great Barrier Reef water quality. Dr Steven Miles, the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, said that the Budget delivered on the Government’s promises to tackle some of the key threats facing the […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration has developed a compromise between recreational and commercial fishing interests regarding access to artificial reefs off the coast of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner (DEP) Bob Martin announced today. The plan will allow commercial interests to have continued access to portions of two reefs in state waters and calls for […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Newman Government’s discount mine royalties for the Galilee Basin, announced today, threaten the Great Barrier Reef, groundwater and climate, say the Australian Greens. “At the end of the fossil fuel era, the Newman Government is propping up coal at the expense of the Great Barrier Reef and the climate, to make mining magnates even […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens congratulate the bravery of Greenpeace activists, who boarded a loaded coal ship in the Great Barrier Reef to raise awareness of the damage coal exports are doing to the Reef through climate change and shipping. “The Great Barrier Reef is too precious to be treated as a coal and gas highway for […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The scientific focus on improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef took another leap forward today with the release of several important reports from the Queensland and Australian Governments. Commenting on the release of the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment, Great Barrier Reef Program Reports and Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014, Queensland Resources […]

  • 7 January 2013

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has  warned about the impacts on the highly vulnerable Great Barrier Reef as a result of massive port development planned by the Queensland Government. Plans to expand current and build new ports will affect the feeding and breeding ground of the Reef’s unique species and result in thousands more ships […]

  • 21 March 2011

      Coral reefs are large, long-lived bio-geological structures that include all associated marine plants and animals. Although Coral Reefs are robust and have often withstood the forces of storms, climatic change, sea level change and predators, the living elements are just a very thin veneer of delicate tissue, highly sensitive to the surrounding environment. Healthy coral reefs provide […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Less than 24 hours after Germany’s Deutsche Bank ruled out lending to the controversial Abbot Point coal port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef, major international bank HSBC has followed suit, with Group Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver stating it “would be extraordinarily unlikely to go anywhere near” the project. “Abbot Point is crucial to the […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Government is taking the next vital step to protect the Great Barrier Reef with the release of details of the plan to ban capital dredge material disposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “We are delivering on our commitment to end this century-old practice. This demonstrates our commitment to the Reef and […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia today welcomed an opinion piece by three of Australia’s leading coral scientists who criticize the Reef 2050 plan and call on Australians and the international community to pressure the Australian government to do a better job protecting the Reef. The article, by scientists Professor Terry Hughes, Jon Day and Jon Brodie, is published in […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has urged all Australians to stand up and fight for the Great Barrier Reef – given the disappointing policies and actions of the countries’ major parties on the issue of industrialising one of the wonders of the world to date. Felicity Wishart, the Society’s Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland government should reject industry calls for an extension of tax breaks to any mineral developments in Queensland which would significantly increase pressure for approval of damaging dredging, dumping and port expansions along the Great Barrier Reef coast, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Newman government has proposed reduced royalties for […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new report has revealed that the impact of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef is much worse than the mining industry or state-owned ports have indicated, raising concerns over plans to dredge and dump more than 100 million tonnes in the Reef’s waters. The report’s key findings include: – The World Heritage […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision of the Wangan & Jagalingou people to oppose the development of the proposed Carmichael coal mine on their ancestral lands in the Galilee Basin. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the decision of the Traditional Owners to say no to Indian mining company […]