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  • 27 August 2018

    The Queensland Government to limit transhipping in the Great Barrier Reef region as part of a new policy.

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Bob Irwin will use his Great Barrier Reef tour with Fight for the Reef to call on the Federal Environment Minister to dump plans to dredge the seafloor of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at Abbot Point. Plans currently sit on the desk of the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to dredge millions of […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Palaszczuk Government has moved to update a key plan for the Great Barrier Reef to reflect its proactive approach to protecting the Reef and address UNESCO’s concerns about the protection of the state’s single biggest natural asset. Minister for the Great Barrier Reef, Dr Steven Miles said that the new Queensland government had already acted […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bob Irwin will use his Great Barrier Reef tour with Fight for the Reef to call on the Federal Environment Minister to dump plans to dredge the seafloor of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at Abbot Point. Plans currently sit on the desk of the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to dredge millions of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Queensland’s Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett, will head a new high-level Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce.  Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles told State Parliament today that Dr Garrett would lead a taskforce of experts drawn from the science, business, agriculture and community sectors. Its role will be to advise the Queensland […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new national opinion poll conducted by Essential Research demonstrates that four in every five Australians want dredging and dumping banned in the Great Barrier Reef. Key results include: – 80 per cent of people agreed that dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park should be banned; – 69 per cent of […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) is keen to back scientific research and actions which improve the future of the Great Barrier Reef. NQBP said that the focus on the debate about dredging has taken necessary focus and investment away from the real issues impacting the Great Barrier Reef and action to preserve the Reef […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Newcastle local court issued AUD 8,500 (USD 6,600) fine to the captain of the bulk carrier China Steel Developer for navigating the Great Barrier Reef without a pilot. The 66-year-old Taiwanese ship’s master Lu Chih-Ming attempted to depart Australian waters through Hydrographers Passage, a compulsory pilotage area of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, without […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Abbott Government is protecting the Great Barrier Reef by delivering the election commitment to implement a Reef 2050 Plan. 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 wonder of the world. The […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government is providing $4.86 million for five organisations to work with landholders to address the vast issue of gully erosion in the Great Barrier Reef catchments. Under the Reef Trust Gully Erosion Control Program, five organisations will undertake projects in six priority catchments to reduce the erosion of sediment into the Great Barrier […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) have arrested the captain of the bulk carrier China Steel Developer for failing to take on a pilot prior to navigating the Great Barrier Reef. It was alleged in court that on January 1, the 66-year-old Taiwanese ship’s master attempted to depart Australian waters through Hydrographers Passage, a compulsory […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    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 […]

  • 28 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Senate Inquiry into the impact of the Great Barrier Reef from state-owned mega ports. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, welcomed the commitment from the Greens and the Australian Labor Party to assessing the threat to the environment from coal ports being built up and […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queenslanders will not be fooled by the desperate spin campaign launched by the Queensland Resources Council today to downplay the damage the big mining companies are inflicting on the Great Barrier Reef, say the Australian Greens. “This is desperate PR spin from the Queensland Resources Council that shows community opposition to big mining companies trashing […]

  • 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 […]