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  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The World Heritage Committee has tonight given the Abbott and Newman Governments one more chance to stop destroying the Great Barrier Reef or it will be placed on the World Heritage ‘In Danger’ list next year. “This is the third and probably the final warning from the World Heritage Committee for the future of our […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of the Fight for the Reef campaign, veteran Wildlife Warrior Bob Irwin will be speaking at public meetings in Rockhampton, Bowen, Townsville and Cairns next week. Earlier this year the Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia launched a new advertising campaign featuring Bob Irwin, calling on all Australians to help protect the Great […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

      The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Interpretive Statement on dredge material management raises renewed caution about the need for additional scientific evidence on the full impact of dumping and dredging in the Reef’s waters. The statement reads in part, “The reports highlight to GBRMPA and the Department of the Environment the need to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) called for Environment Minister Greg Hunt to guarantee the claim he has drawn a “line in the sand” on future dredging by introducing limits on dredging and a ban on dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters. The 2014 Reef Outlook Report, released this week, highlighted dumping of dredge […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Australian musical icons including John Butler, the Cat Empire and Missy Higgins have shown their support for the Great Barrier Reef by contributing to the Sounds for the Reef album. Twenty-one local artists having written and contributed songs, with proceeds from sales going to fund Fight for the Reef’s contribution to legal action against dredging […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a decision by the Queensland Labor Party for stronger protection for the Great Barrier Reef and its wetlands. At the launch of Labor’s Queensland Election campaign today, leader Annastacia Palaszczuk promised: – Not to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands near Abbot Point; – Not […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott and Newman governments’ Great Barrier Reef report card out today shows that the good work of farmers reducing their runoff is being undermined by the big mining companies directly dumping sediment into the Reef, announced greensmps.org.au. “Despite welcome gains in reducing agricultural runoff, the Reef’s inshore water quality remains poor, which will only get […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Interpretive Statement on dredge material management raises renewed caution about the need for additional scientific evidence on the full impact of dumping and dredging in the Reef’s waters. The statement reads in part, “The reports highlight to GBRMPA and the Department of the Environment the need to establish […]

  • 3 July 2015

    UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided not to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” at its session held on July 1st, praising instead Australia on its conservation plan. However, the Committee said that the reef is still at risk, giving the country five years to halt deterioration of the world’s largest coral reef. Commenting […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has expressed alarm at the proposed dredging of 5 million cubic meters of seafloor to make way for bigger cruise ships at the Port of Cairns. AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, Felicity Wishart, said the proposed dredging would threaten water quality and important habitat for fish, dugongs and turtles. […]

  • 3 July 2015

    UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided not to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” at its session held on July 1st, praising instead Australia on its conservation plan. However, the Committee said that the reef is still at risk, giving the country five years to halt deterioration of the world’s largest coral reef. Commenting […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

      Despite mentioning the Great Barrier Reef during the people’s forum and in election campaign appearances, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has missed the opportunity to address the most important new threat to the Reef in the ALP policy. The World Heritage Committee, scientists, fishers, tourism operators and the local community are all very worried about […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite mentioning the Great Barrier Reef during the people’s forum and in election campaign appearances, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has missed the opportunity to address the most important new threat to the Reef in the ALP policy announced today. The World Heritage Committee, scientists, fishers, tourism operators and the local community are all very worried […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on the Rudd Government to reject the Business Council’s call for cutting more regulation on major projects – a decision that could hasten the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef from rapid industrial development. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said Queenslanders were already reeling […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian and Queensland Governments have today released the final comprehensive strategic assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area addressing a key recommendation of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. The comprehensive strategic assessment, released alongside the Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014, is a comprehensive analysis of issues affecting the reef and what […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in a fragile state and must be protected from the additional pressure posed by the fast-growing risk of port expansion, dredging and dumping, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said the report prepared by NRM bodies into the impact of […]