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Fight For The Reef: New report a “game changer” for the Reef

Wed 25 May 2016
Historic new action has been recommended to stop farm pollution harming the Great Barrier Reef.

DEADLINE NEAR FOR REEF ACTION: SCIENTISTS REVEAL REEF TERMINAL IN 5 YEARS WITHOUT ELECTION COMMITMENT TO STRONGER PROTECTION

Thu 19 May 2016
Australia has received a stark wake up call on the future of the Great Barrier Reef with scientists from James Cook University revealing today the natural icon will be “terminal” within five years without urgent action on water quality and global warming.

NEW STUDY REVEALS COAL DUST KILLS CORAL: AMCS CALLS FOR AN END TO COAL PORT EXPANSION ALONG THE REEF COAST

Wed 18 May 2016
A new study revealing coal dust released into seawater kills corals and slows seagrass and fish growth highlights the urgent need to stop coal port expansion down the Reef coastline, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Polls show voters demand election action on global warming: volunteers take it to the streets to talk climate

Sat 14 May 2016
Environment groups representing more than 1.5 million Australians will be campaigning together this election in an unprecedented coordinated effort, calling for all candidates and parties to have strong policies to address global warming and transition to clean energy.

QLD ACTION PLAN A SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD ON CLIMATE: GREAT BARRIER REEF NEEDS A LEAP IN AMBITION FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE

Thu 12 May 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society welcomes the Queensland Government’s Advancing Climate Action plan released yesterday.

THE FUTURE OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS A CRUCIAL FEDERAL ELECTION ISSUE

Mon 9 May 2016
The Federal election is an historic opportunity for political leaders to take heed and act decisively to protect the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Media Release: AMCS Welcomes NSW Cash for Containers announcement

Mon 9 May 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the New South Wales Government’s announcement to introduce a strong Cash for Containers scheme.

Media Release: AMCS rejects attempts to stifle environmental charities

Wed 4 May 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has rejected the deeply flawed recommendations of an inquiry into the charitable status of environment groups and called on Prime Minister Turnbull and Environment Minister Greg Hunt to do the same.

FEDERAL BUDGET FAILS THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tue 3 May 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today condemned the Federal budget’s lack of investment in protection of the Great Barrier Reef from further mass coral bleaching and the future of tourism that relies on our natural wonder.

GREENS UP THE ANTE WITH 7-POINT PLAN FOR REEF PROTECTION

Fri 29 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Greens’ announcement of a 7-point plan of measures to revitalise the Great Barrier Reef and support the tourism industry that relies on it, which goes further than the Turnbull Government and Labor pledges to date.

ALP CLIMATE POLICY A STEP FORWARD FOR REEF PROTECTION, BOTH MAJOR PARTIES MUST STEP UP AMBITION TO SAFEGUARD ITS FUTURE

Wed 27 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the announcement of the ALP’s climate policy as a positive step for protecting the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of global warming.

NEW LAW PASSED PUTTING REEF BEFORE MINING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES

Fri 22 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the passing this morning of the Queensland Government’s new Environment Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill which will deliver new powers to force mining and resource companies to pay for environmental rehabilitation.

GREAT BARRIER REEF CRISIS TALK IN CAIRNS SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR ENVIRONMENT MINISTER GREG HUNT

Thu 21 April 2016
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt should immediately accept the invitation to meet with Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles in Cairns for crisis talks on mass coral bleaching and addressing global warming, the underlying cause of the event.

PRIME MINISTER TURNBULL: FIX THE GREAT BARRIER REEF CORAL BLEACHING CRISIS

Wed 20 April 2016
Confronting new data released by Professor Terry Hughes today shows only seven per cent of the Great Barrier Reef has been left untouched by coral bleaching, a disaster needing urgent action from the Federal Government.

PRESS RELEASE - Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II - Press Event

Wed 20 April 2016
Oris Australia recently celebrated the press launch of the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II with partners the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Held on none other than the Great Barrier Reef itself, guests were treated to a superior reef experience and luxury stay and in tropical Port Douglas, on Queensland’s far north coast.

AMCS urges all Parties to be responsible and support Chain of Responsibility Bill in Qld Parliament

Wed 20 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the Opposition and independent MPs to support the Queensland Government’s new Environment Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill that is likely to be voted on in Parliament shortly.

PM TURNBULL VISITS CHINA WHILE GROWING NUMBER OF CHINESE TOURISTS WANT TO EXPERIENCE A HEALTHY GREAT BARRIER REEF

Fri 15 April 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is currently in China, talking up Australia as a tourism destination, but he must match the talk with action to secure the future health of the iconic Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Govt can super-charge Attenborough Reef visitor boom with urgent protection of the Reef's natural beauty and tourism industry

Mon 11 April 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the news that Sir David Attenborough's latest Reef documentary has inspired a wave of international tourism, with the Queensland Government tracking up to 30% increases in UK visitors after its screening.

Media Release: Big local turnout at Collaroy calling for increased marine protection at Long Reef

Fri 8 April 2016
More than 150 locals including Mayor of Warringah Michael Regan packed the Collaroy Hotel on Wednesday night to celebrate local marine life and the wonderful coastal lifestyle on the Northern Beaches. The event was a collaboration between locals and the Australian Marine Conservation Society aimed at building community support for the creation of a marine park for Sydney and a fully protected marine sanctuary at Long Reef.

Australia could end its involvement in the international shark fin trade with one simple amendment

Tue 5 April 2016
Wildlife protection organisations have asked the federal Trade Minister to end Australia’s involvement in the global shark fin trade. According to legal advice received by the groups, such a regulation could pass easily through the parliament.

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