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Protesters deliver petition demanding protection of the Great Barrier Reef from damaging developments

Mon 22 December 2014
Protesters will converge on the parliamentary offices of the ALP candidates for Ashgrove and Mt Coot-tha today to deliver postcard petitions and a letter demanding commitments to protect the Great Barrier Reef ahead of the Queensland election. Last week these concerned voters visited the office of the Premier and MP for Mt Coot-tha, Saxon Rice as well as other MPs around Brisbane.

More laws needed to protect central Queensland wetlands near Barrier Reef, environmentalists say

Sun 21 December 2014
Environmentalists are calling for more legislation to protect a large wetlands area in central Queensland that flows into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Seafood Labelling inquiry a missed opportunity to support Australian fishers, protect oceans

Seafood Labelling inquiry a missed opportunity to support Australian fishers, protect oceans

Fri 19 December 2014
The recommendation of a Senate Committee Inquiry into seafood labelling represents a necessary improvement but would still leave Australian consumers without the information they need to make informed choices about the seafood they buy, according to the Label My Fish Alliance*.

Government confirms importance of marine sanctuaries, but must restore all

Fri 19 December 2014
Conservation groups have cautiously welcomed the Baird government’s decision to restore full protection to 21 of the state’s marine sanctuaries, but are troubled that the level of protection for 13 others will be subject to further review.

Over 79,000 Australians call for rejection of wetland dumping plan

Fri 19 December 2014
Well over 79,000 Australians are known to have issued submissions calling on the Federal Government to reject the proposal to dump dredge spoil in the wetland at Abbot Point.

Economics report says Greater Fitzroy Delta’s worth $2.9b

Fri 19 December 2014
AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said permanent protection measures were “urgently required” to reduce the risk of threats to the reef.

Urgent action needed to protect Greater Fitzroy Delta – Guardian of the Reef

Thu 18 December 2014
A new report and short film have been released today highlighting the need to permanently protect the Greater Fitzroy Delta region to ensure it doesn’t become the next place along the Reef threatened by rapid industrial development.

Reef conservationists to rally against NAB

Thu 18 December 2014
Conservationists will gather outside the National Australia Bank's annual meeting in Brisbane to demand it not fund a coal port development in north Queensland.

MYEFO shows QLD Government risking taxpayers money at Abbot Point

Wed 17 December 2014
With yesterday’s MYEFO revealing no end to the decline in coal prices in sight, governments are risking taxpayer money by continuing to invest in environmentally destructive coal port infrastructure says the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

New poll finds majority of Australians concerned about health of Great Barrier Reef; don’t think government is doing enough to protect it

Wed 17 December 2014
A new Essential Research poll has found 55 per cent of Australians agree with the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s concerns about the health of the Great Barrier Reef, while only 20 per cent think that the Australian Government is doing enough to preserve the Reef for future generations.

Bishop urges UNESCO not to declare Reef in danger

Wed 10 December 2014
ENVIRONMENTALISTS claim Australia is not doing enough to ensure the Great Barrier Reef's future, despite the Federal Government's argument the reef is "not in danger".

Another international bank dumps Queensland’s mine, rail and port expansion that threatens Great Barrier Reef

Mon 8 December 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed Societe Generale’s decision to withdraw involvement in the Alpha coal mine, putting investment in port and rail infrastructure at Abbot Point in doubt.

Environmentalist: State Govt 'arrogant' over Abbot Point

Mon 8 December 2014
AN ENVIRONMENTAL campaigner has slammed a State Government move to ask dredging companies for information on how they would complete the Abbot Point dredging project as "arrogant".

Conservationists remain unconvinced about dredge spoil dumping plans

Fri 5 December 2014
Conservationists say they are still not convinced plans to expand a north Queensland coal port will not affect the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Abbot Point plan open for public comment

Thu 4 December 2014
A Queensland government plan to dump millions of cubic metres of dredged seabed on wetlands as part of a project to expand a coal port has been released for public comment.

Fast tracked Reef mega port could be approved by Christmas

Thu 4 December 2014
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.

New Reef safety measures welcome but more needed to keep the Reef safe

Tue 2 December 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the introduction of a two-way shipping route through the Great Barrier Reef that has the potential to improve safety by keeping ships separated on their way through the Reef’s waters.

Newman government puts mining ahead of Reef and well-being of Queensland, again

Mon 1 December 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed alarm at the extent to which the Queensland government is putting the interests of the mining sector over the interests of ordinary Queenslanders and the Great Barrier Reef.

Newman reef claims worry conservationists

Sat 29 November 2014
Conservationists have dismissed a claim by the Queensland premier that the Great Barrier Reef is in a healthy state.

Ports bill will not impact existing developments

Thu 27 November 2014
PROPOSED new ports laws will not stop dredging inside declared port zones within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

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