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BREAKING: Government shark contractor’s alleged illegal shark fin possession raises serious concerns

Wed 24 August 2016
Allegations have surfaced that fin and jaws of potentially endangered shark species have been found at the property of a Queensland Government shark control contractor in Southern Queensland.

Media Release: Urgent action needed to tackle Darwin Harbour oil spill

Fri 19 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) expressed alarm at the significant oil spill reported in Darwin Harbour today.

Land clearing vote signals sustained campaign – AMCS

Fri 19 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society says that until broadscale tree clearing ends in the Great Barrier Reef catchment, the Reef is in serious danger and the campaign to stop the clearing will continue.

Land clearing vote signals sustained campaign – AMCS

Fri 19 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society says that until broadscale tree clearing ends in the Great Barrier Reef catchment, the Reef is in serious danger and the campaign to stop the clearing will continue.

Media Release: AMCS Welcomes WA Cash for Containers announcement

Wed 17 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s announcement that they will introduce a Cash for Containers scheme.

Crisis point: Minister for Great Barrier Reef reveals billions shortfall for Reef protection, more needed if land clearing laws not reformed

Fri 12 August 2016
Queensland’s first Great Barrier Reef Minister Dr Steven Miles has revealed the urgent need for investment of $8.2 billion to address Great Barrier Reef water quality issues during his delivery of the Virginia Chadwick Memorial Lecture last night.

TOP END SECRETS REVEALED IN HAUNTING NEW FILM

Fri 12 August 2016
A beautiful, haunting and at times disturbing new film about the health of the Top End’s coast has premiered in Darwin.

AMCS Warmly Welcomes Federal Intervention in Queensland Tree Clearing to Protect the Great Barrier Reef

Wed 10 August 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the federal government’s intervention on a land clearing permit due to the risk it would pose to the Great Barrier Reef.

AUSTRALIA NEEDS A NATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY BASED ON THE VULNERABILITY OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Thu 28 July 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed comments by new Federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg on ABC Radio that he supports a move away from coal towards renewable energy.

OWNERS OF GREAT BARRIER REEF OIL SPILL SHIP MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT

Thu 28 July 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the efforts of Queensland and Australian authorities in identifying the ship that spilled up to 15 tonnes of oil in the Great Barrier Reef north of Townsville a year ago.

QLD DELIVERS BIG WIN FOR REEF BY PROTECTING FITZROY DELTA

Thu 28 July 2016
The Fight for the Reef campaign has welcomed the declaration of new Fish Habitat Areas to protect the Fitzroy Delta and Keppel Bay areas of the Great Barrier Reef, announced today by Queensland’s Minister for the Reef Steven Miles.

Media Release: AMCS welcomes release of fisheries Green Paper

Wed 27 July 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the release last week of the long awaited Queensland Government Green Paper on fisheries reform.

New Report Finds History Of Failure To Prevent Damage To Top End Coasts

Wed 27 July 2016
Inadequate safeguards and poor decision-making has exposed the Top End’s coasts and waterways to permanent damage from polluting and unregulated development, an analysis of government planning laws and decisions and has found.

The Top End deserves a plan for the health of the coast

Sun 24 July 2016
The next Territory government must deliver a plan to secure the future of the coasts and seas, or risk permanent damage to the Top End marine environment and the lifestyles that depend on its health.

NEW ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY MINISTER MUST PROTECT REEF, OCEANS AND CLIMATE

Mon 18 July 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society welcomes Josh Frydenberg to the new portfolio of Environment and Energy which recognises the vital link between energy use and its impact on the environment at a time when Australia’s oceans are seeing the highly conspicuous impacts of climate change.

Media Release: Super trawler opposition nets support in the election

Tue 5 July 2016
The Stop the Trawler Alliance of recreational fishing and conservation groups today highlighted the electoral cost of the Federal Coalition Government’s support for the Geelong Star super trawler.

Reef election policies don’t go far enough: Fight for the Reef

Wed 29 June 2016
The Fight for the Reef campaign’s final Election Policy Scorecard, released today (Wednesday), shows that the next Australian Government will need to increase its financial commitment to the Reef, regardless of which party wins office.

DAWSON VOTERS DELIVERED PETITION URGING GEORGE CHRISTENSEN TO PROTECT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Wed 29 June 2016
This morning, community members delivered a petition signed by 700 local people urging George Christensen to protect the Great Barrier Reef to his office in Mackay.

Scientists, NGOs, and lawyers demand World Heritage Committee act over Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching crisis

Tue 28 June 2016
In response to the unprecedented climate crisis unfolding on the Great Barrier Reef, twenty-nine scientific experts, NGOs, and international and Australian lawyers have called on the World Heritage Committee, at its July meeting in Istanbul, to urge Australia to act immediately to protect the Reef from the impacts of climate change.

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY GROUP TAKING LEGAL ACTION TO PROTECT REEF AND ECONOMY FROM ABBOT POINT COAL PORT EXPANSION

Fri 24 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed action in the Queensland Supreme Court today by Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping to determine whether QLD Department of Environment’s permit for the expansion of T0 at Abbot Point coal port was valid.

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