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Qld charity beer to raise funds for Great Barrier Reef

Thu 26 November 2015
A Brisbane man will donate half the profits from his new beer company to conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.

AMCS concerned at reports of coral bleaching

Wed 25 November 2015
Reports that patches of coral bleaching have started to occur on some inshore parts of the Great Barrier Reef are very concerning according to The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)

Media Release: Environment groups criticise weak restrictions for controversial fishery

Tue 24 November 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and the Humane Society International (HSI) today expressed concerns for Australian sea lions after a controversial Western Australian shark fishery was approved for exports with weak and ineffective restrictions.

Senate report findings will stifle legal rights that help protect the Great Barrier Reef

Wed 18 November 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has condemned the Senate committee's decision to push ahead with a misguided agenda to slash Australia’s environmental protection laws that are critical to protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

George Christensen's over confidence in Reef management not justified: AMCS

Fri 13 November 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed concern about comments made by Queensland Nationals MP George Christensen on ABC’s 730 Report last night about the implementation of Australia’s environmental laws.

Carmichael mine coal to produce more emissions than New York, approval of Abbot Point will put Reef at greater risk

Thu 12 November 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is today urging Minister Greg Hunt to reject the Abbot Point port expansion after evidence emerged that the burning of coal from the Carmichael mine, which the Port expansion will service, risks irreversibly damaging the Great Barrier Reef by producing more emissions than the whole of New York.

Landmark victory for the Reef, and people power, as dredge spoil dump ban passed in Qld Parliament

Thu 12 November 2015
New laws banning the sea dumping of industrial dredge spoil have passed in the Queensland Parliament in one of the most significant conservation victories ever for the Great Barrier Reef, said WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Media Release: Latest report shows more work to do to achieve sustainable fisheries in Australia

Fri 6 November 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) said the latest report* on fish stocks managed by the Australian Government has shown there is more work to do to improve Australia's fisheries.

QLD communities must have legal rights to protect the Reef

Fri 6 November 2015
The community must have the right to stand up for the environment against the mining industry when mining projects threaten to destroy places like the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)

Protection from global warming for Reef needed in the lead up to Paris

Thu 5 November 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today called for the Turnbull Government to provide concrete plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef from global warming following a new study from The CSIRO that found it’s in Australia’s best interests to push for tougher global action on global warming.

Media Release: Queensland’s new Ports Bill a major win for the Great Barrier Reef

Wed 4 November 2015
Cairns: The Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia welcome the announcement that new laws to restrict sea-dumping and port expansion in the Reef World Heritage Area will be voted on in Queensland Parliament next week.

Cairns happy with port dredging compromise

Wed 4 November 2015
The Queensland government will change legislation to allow the expansion of a far north Queensland port.

Conservationist upset over plans for Tiwi Islands

Sun 1 November 2015
Conservation groups have threatened legal action over the federal government’s decision to allow a petroleum industry marine supply base that may one day host US warships to be developed on pristine Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory without an environmental assessment.

Top End’s Mysterious Port Melville Escapes Environmental Assessment, Again

Sun 1 November 2015
Port Melville has been under a cloud since May, when it emerged it had been built under the Federal government’s nose with no consideration of how it’ll impact the pristine Tiwi Islands. Thom Mitchell reports.

Decision for no environmental assessment of Tiwi Islands oil and gas hub a disgrace

Fri 30 October 2015
The Territory’s environmental and recreational fishing groups have united to rally against Minister Greg Hunt’s decision to approve Port Melville marine supply base without basic environmental impact assessment, calling the decision a ‘disgrace’.

Media Release: AMCS welcomes new coastal and marine science hub

Thu 29 October 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed Environment Minister Greg Hunt's announcement of a new science hub to research coastal and marine protection, including threatened species like sharks and whales.

QLD Govt needs to protect Cairns tourism industry from new dredging projects

Tue 27 October 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have called on the Queensland Government to stand firm and oppose any changes to the Sustainable Port Development Bill that would list the port of Cairns as a ‘priority port’ and allow new dredging.

Author Tim Winton’s Island Home: A Landscape Memoir pays homage to Australia

Fri 23 October 2015
WEST Australian author Tim Winton thinks Victorians should call flake by its real name — shark — and stop eating it.

The Flawed Moral Argument For Exporting Coal To India

Wed 21 October 2015
Over the weekend, Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg told ABC's 'Insiders' program that there was a 'strong moral case' for approving the Adani Coal Mine in order to 'help lift hundreds of millions of people out of energy poverty not just in India but right across the world.'

Media Release: Turnbull Government yet to announce oversight for fisheries portfolio

Tue 20 October 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has questioned why the Australian Government is yet to determine responsibility for the fisheries portfolio.

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