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Federal Government needs to come clean on Reef Plan promises

Mon 6 July 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has expressed alarm that the Federal government appear to be backing away from the Reef 2050 plan, just days after the World Heritage Committee meeting

UNESCO will keep reef on watch list as it's not 'in danger'

Thu 2 July 2015
THE decision by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to keep the Great Barrier Reef on the 'watch' list for another four years shows that the reef is still at risk of being listed as 'in danger.'

World Heritage Committee is still worried and still watching – Reef not out of danger yet: AMCS

Wed 1 July 2015
Today’s decision by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to keep the Great Barrier Reef on the ‘watch’ list for another four years shows that the Reef is still at risk of being listed as ‘in danger’ and the Australian government needs to do more to protect it, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

Newman government keen on Adani coalmine despite treasury advice

Wed 1 July 2015
The former Queensland government planned to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into project even after being warned it was unviable and risky

Christensen’s attack on environment groups’ work to protect the Reef slammed

Tue 30 June 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has slammed claims by Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, in an advertisement that environment groups are posing a threat to the tourism industry and the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia keeps fingers crossed UNESCO won't blacklist Great Barrier Reef

Mon 29 June 2015
With the Australian sun illuminating the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef in all their glory, UNESCO World Heritage delegates snorkeled for hours surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks.

Media Release: First Steps For Sydney Marine Park Welcomed

Fri 26 June 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the New South Wales Government’s first steps toward a marine park in Sydney, with the opening of public consultation into marine protection in the Sydney region.

Adani needs to stop trying to bully the Queensland Government

Thu 25 June 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on giant Indian mining company Adani to stop trying to bully the Queensland Government to rush through approvals for its controversial mine, rail and port project.

Queensland opens Abbot Point dredging tender as reports emerge that Adani could cut and run

Wed 24 June 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is demanding answers to why the Queensland government is calling for tenders into the Abbot Point port expansion amid reports that Adani is cancelling engineering contracts and potentially walking out of Queensland.

Queensland opens Abbot Point dredging tender as reports emerge that Adani could cut and run

Wed 24 June 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is demanding answers to why the Queensland government is calling for tenders into the Abbot Point port expansion amid reports that Adani is cancelling engineering contracts and potentially walking out of Queensland.

Queensland opens Abbot Point dredging tender as reports emerge that Adani could cut and run

Wed 24 June 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is demanding answers to why the Queensland government is calling for tenders into the Abbot Point port expansion amid reports that Adani is cancelling engineering contracts and potentially walking out of Queensland.

Call to ban Geelong Star as ninth dolphin dies

Tue 23 June 2015
Opponents of a so-called super-trawler are demanding to know how many more dolphins will be killed before the ship is banned.

AMCS pays tribute to the Australian families who donate to support Fight for the Reef

Tue 23 June 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today paid tribute to the thousands of Australians who have supported the Fight for the Reef with small donations but warned the fight was not over and more support would be needed.

Government Silent on Factory Trawler Geelong Star Killing Another Dolphin

Mon 22 June 2015
On Thursday last week as the Stop the Trawler Alliance were launching their Small Pelagic Fishery Pledge to help prevent the destruction of factory freezer trawlers, another dolphin death was being reported in this very fishery by the factory freezer trawler Geelong Star, yet the responsible Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Senator Colbeck, didn’t tell anyone about it.

Ninth dolphin death prompts trawler ban

Mon 22 June 2015
Factory fishing trawlers are banned from working in an expanse of ocean off the NSW/Victoria coast after a ship caught and killed another dolphin in its net.

Super-trawler Geelong Star kills another dolphin

Mon 22 June 2015
Another dolphin has been killed by the Geelong Star – but the troubled factory trawler is still fishing.

Renewed calls to ban shark fin trade in Australia on RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly on RN

Thu 18 June 2015
A Queensland man has been fined $7,500 after being caught with more than 3,000 shark fins.

Cherry’s reef fight in Bonn

Thu 18 June 2015
AIRLIE Beach resident Cherry Muddle is so determined to fight for stronger protection of the Great Barrier Reef, she's intending to take the message to UNESCO's World Heritage Committee herself.

How involved is Australia in the global shark fin trade?

Thu 18 June 2015
Driven by demand from China’s growing middle class, the international shark fin trade is causing open ocean shark populations to decline, and the discovery of more than 3,000 fins in a Queensland shack suggests that Australian fishermen may be in on the action. Cathy Van Extel reports.

AIRLIE BEACH RESIDENT TAKES MESSAGE FOR REEF PROTECTION TO WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE MEETING IN GERMANY

Tue 16 June 2015
Airlie Beach resident Cherry Muddle will deliver a personal message urging stronger protection for the Great Barrier Reef when she meets delegates at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Germany at the end of June.

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