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Media Release: Tim Winton and Bernard Fanning join forces to celebrate Australia's oceans.

Fri 4 September 2015
In an extraordinary union of Australian icons, Tim Winton, Bernard Fanning, Katie Noonan, Jessica Watson and Professor Iain McCalman will take to the stage at QPAC’s Concert Hall this Saturday 5 September, for the world premiere of Rise for the Oceans - A celebration of the sea.

NAB decision to rule out Adani funding is more welcome news for Reef

Thu 3 September 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed news that the NAB has ruled out financing Adani’s coal mine, rail and port facilities.

Media Release: time for NSW to restore its marine sanctuaries

Wed 2 September 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is calling on the New South Wales Government to restore and expand the state’s marine sanctuaries.

Scientists warn almost all seabirds will ingest plastic by 2050

Tue 1 September 2015
The CSIRO is warning 99 per cent of the world's seabirds species will be ingesting plastic by 2050 if current marine pollution trends continue.

Cairns port proposal 'could endanger reef'

Tue 1 September 2015
The Great Barrier Reef could be at risk if the Queensland government acts on a parliamentary committee's recommendation and declares Cairns a "priority port".

AMCS deeply concerned with Ports Bill Committee report, could lead to large scale dredging

Tue 1 September 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today expressed concern over a Queensland Parliamentary Committee Report that effectively recommends breaking an election promise and allowing more dredging on the Great Barrier Reef coastline.

Prime Minister’s interference in Adani mine & port decisions alarming – AMCS

Fri 28 August 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has condemned Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s demands that Adani’s Carmichael coal mine must go ahead, calling it an abuse of the environmental approval process.

AMCS welcomes Treasurer Curtis Pitt comments that Carmichael not the be-all for QLD economy

Thu 27 August 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s comments that Adani’s Carmichael coal mine is not the be-all and end-all for the Queensland economy.

I'm not downplaying mining: Qld treasurer

Thu 27 August 2015
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt insists he is not downplaying the importance of the planned Carmichael coalmine, despite his comments that it isn't the "be-all and end-all" for the state's economy.

BERNARD FANNING NEW SOLO ALBUM COMING IN 2016

Wed 26 August 2015
Former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning says fans can expect his next full-length solo effort, the follow-up to 2013’s warmly received Departures, some time next year, revealing that he’s mostly finished his third solo album.

Fanning recently stopped by the Double J studios to have a chat with host Myf Warhurst, discussing his upcoming performance with Katie Noonan, Tim Winton, and Jessica Watson as part of Rise For The Oceans next month.

Federal Govt must not use taxpayer funds to prop up Adani’s reef-risking project

Tue 25 August 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is calling on the Abbott Government to rule out using taxpayer money to bail-out Adani’s Carmichael mine, rail and port project, which would ship coal out through the Great Barrier Reef.

Net free fishing zones a boost for marine life

Fri 21 August 2015
WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today congratulated the Queensland Government for implementing three net-free zones which come into effect on 1 November 2015.

Conservationists welcome net-free zones in Capricornia

Fri 21 August 2015
WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today congratulated the Queensland Government for implementing three net-free zones which come into effect on November 1.

George Christensen should stop playing Canberra politics and look after local jobs

Fri 21 August 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have called on George Christensen to stop playing politics and help protect local tourism industry jobs.

Government’s deluded push for Abbot point continues with launch of dredging EIS

Thu 20 August 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the Queensland Government to cancel the Abbot Point expansion today, following the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the new dredging project by Queensland State Development Minister Anthony Lynham.

Media Alert: Colourful protest outside Minister Lynham’s office. Tomorrow. 10am

Thu 20 August 2015
Concerned local Brisbane and Stafford residents will hold a colourful protest outside Planning Minister Anthony Lynham’s office following the release the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the new dredging project at Abbot Point.

Final decision looming on Abbot Point

Thu 20 August 2015
A final decision on a major port expansion to support mining projects in the coal-rich Galilee Basin could be delivered within months.

Abbot Point expansion environmental impact statement issued

Thu 20 August 2015
The Queensland government has released the draft environmental impact statement into the controversial Abbot Point port expansion in north Queensland.

AMCS deeply concerned by government’s latest attack on Reef’s protection laws

Tue 18 August 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed concern that the Federal Government would look to slash Australia’s environmental protection laws that are critical to protecting the Great Barrier Reef, because the Federal Court rejected the Adani Carmichael mine.

PM frustrated by Carmichael mine outcome

Fri 7 August 2015
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has warned if developments like Indian company Adani's $16 billion Queensland mega-mine are "endlessly frustrated, that's dangerous for us and tragic for the wider world

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