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Christensen advocates for coal

Thu 5 March 2015
FEDERAL Member for Dawson, George Christensen, believes coal produced by Queensland miners could help lift millions of people out of poverty.

Chief Minister must rule out destructive open cut seabed mining in the Territory

Tue 3 March 2015
A coalition of groups, including the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), Environment Centre NT and Protect Arnhem Land have called on Chief Minister Adam Giles to permanently ban seabed mining in the Northern Territory. The existing moratorium on seabed mining in NT waters introduced by the previous Territory government is set to expire this week, on 6 March.

Commercial fishing declines amid rising costs and cheap imports

Mon 2 March 2015
Commercial fishers in Australia say they are being squeezed amid high operating costs and cheaper foreign imports. Here's a look at the latest data on the Australian fish industry.

New South Wales takes plastic off the plate for our marine life

Mon 23 February 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Baird Government’s announcement that they will introduce a cash for containers scheme if they are re-elected.

Ways to make ethical purchases at the checkout

Wed 18 February 2015
Trying to stay healthy and look after the environment has never been easier at your local supermarket. Here are seven ways to ethically shop.

Here we go again: Resources council pushes to fast-track Abbot Point dredging and dumping approvals

Tue 17 February 2015
The Queensland Resources Council has failed to learn the lessons from the State Election with media reports today it is pushing to fast-track a new dumping proposal for dredge spoil from Abbot Point, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Victorian fish and chip shop owners back mandatory origin labelling for fish

Sun 15 February 2015
Mandatory labelling of seafood cooked in restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways would be good for consumers, Australian fishers and the economy, a Senate committee says.

Out of the blue, on the edge of the world, killer whales converge to feast

Fri 13 February 2015
In the first of a series of special reports on extraordinary marine environments under threat, Guardian Australia’s ocean correspondent visits a ‘pinprick’ in the Southern Ocean where, once a year, a jaw-dropping wonder of nature takes place

AMCS calls for action not just words from Minister Hunt on Fitzroy Delta

Mon 9 February 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s declaration about the need for protection of the Greater Fitzroy Delta from industrial port expansion – and called on him to use his position as federal minister to take responsibility for the iconic Delta.

AMCS slams misleading Queensland Resources Council

Mon 9 February 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today demanded an apology and a complete retraction from the Queensland Resources Council for their attempt to misrepresent the organisation’s spokesperson, Felicity Wishart.

Green group employs James Cook University to find alternative to dredging Trinity Inlet

Fri 6 February 2015
A GREEN group has put its money where its mouth is, funding a new study to find an alternative to dredging Cairns’ port while still helping develop the Far North’s cruise shipping industry

Senate probe into Newman handling of reef

Wed 4 February 2015
A Senate committee is set to scrutinise how Campbell Newman's Queensland government handled its responsibility to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Senate probe into Newman handling of reef

Wed 4 February 2015
A Senate committee is set to scrutinise how Campbell Newman’s Queensland government handled its responsibility to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland election sends message to Minister Greg Hunt: Do more for Great Barrier Reef protection now

Mon 2 February 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) said the shock Queensland election sends a warning to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, with Queenslanders rejecting plans to rapidly industrialise the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef.

QUEENSLANDERS VOTE TO PROTECT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Sun 1 February 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) said yesterday’s election result was a rejection of the LNP government’s plan to rapidly industrialize the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef.

LNP response to Reef issues far too inadequate

Fri 30 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today responded to the Great Barrier Reef policy announcement from the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) as totally inadequate.

Queensland election 2015: LNP, Labor neck and neck

Thu 29 January 2015
THE LNP and Labor were neck and neck in the final days of the Queensland election according to polling by Essential Media.

Public pressing the pollies on Reef issues this election

Wed 28 January 2015
The Great Barrier Reef is shaping as a key issue this election as members of the public go to meet with candidates to impress upon them the importance of protecting the Great Barrier Reef from over-industrialisation.

Great Barrier Reef in the spotlight as election hopefuls debate policies

Tue 27 January 2015
THE Far North’s greatest natural wonder will be thrust into the political spotlight today as three local election hopefuls publicly debate their party’s policies for protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

LNP fails reef on Australia Day – increases risk of Reef ‘in danger’ listing

Mon 26 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today issued an Australia day message slamming the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) for failing to announce policies to protect the Reef, given the huge levels of community concern.

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