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City leaders disappointed by ABC closure

Tue 25 November 2014
GLADSTONE leaders are disappointed by the ABC's decision to close its Gladstone radio post.

Big four banks under pressure to rule out funding Queensland coal projects

Tue 25 November 2014
Australia’s largest banks are coming under pressure from environmental groups not to fund huge coal projects in central Queensland, amid accusations the government is encouraging financial institutions to back the new mines.

Tiger shark caught in drum line at Yeppoon

Tue 25 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called for an end to shark nets and drum lines after a Tiger shark died in Central Queensland.

Media Release: Matthew Evans, QLD fishers and chefs call for accurate seafood labelling

Tue 25 November 2014
With a Federal government inquiry into seafood labelling due to report on 4 December, farmer, chef and author Matthew Evans says clearer labelling of Queensland seafood will benefit local fishers, chefs and the environment.

Queensland government shouldn’t shoot “Messenger” Obama over Reef strife

Fri 21 November 2014
The Queensland Government’s fury at President Obama’s remarks on the increasing threats to the Great Barrier Reef reported in today’s Australian shows its blatant disregard for the Reef’s future according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Matthew Evans - Conversations with Richard Fidler

Fri 21 November 2014
Matthew Evans gave up his life as a Sydney chef and restaurant reviewer to start his own small farm in Tasmania.

AMCS welcomes ALP rejection of Qld government plan to subsidise Abbot Point port rail deal

Thu 20 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed a commitment by the Queensland ALP to scrap the Abbot Point port rail deal proposed by the Queensland Government, if elected.

Media Release: Shark nets still killing vulnerable species

Wed 19 November 2014
The Great White Shark killed in the nets off Bondi Beach this morning is yet another example of why the shark nets should come down, said the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today.

Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota after UN court ruling

Tue 18 November 2014
Japan has reduced quota by two-thirds after UN court called the controversial ‘research whaling’ programme a commercial hunt masquerading as science

Japan to expand its Antarctic whaling area

Tue 18 November 2014
Japan is to vastly expand its Antarctic whaling area, and take 333 minke whales, under a scientific research plan to replace the program ruled illegal at Australia's request.

Media Alert: Japan announces plans for new Southern Ocean whaling program

Tue 18 November 2014
The Government of Japan today unveiled a new plan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean.

Newman puts Indian coal miner’s interests over Queenslanders and the Great Barrier Reef

Tue 18 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has condemned as a totally unacceptable reported plans by Premier Newman to pay for unneeded assets that will damage the Great Barrier Reef.

Qld to help build rail line for Galilee Basin coal miners

Mon 17 November 2014
THE Queensland Government has agreed to co-build a rail line with Adani Mining in the Galilee Basin to get coal from the Carmichael mine to port.

Obama is right, Australia needs to step up and protect the Reef

Mon 17 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed comments by US President Barak Obama that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat.

Deal signed to fund major railway link

Mon 17 November 2014
QUEENSLAND’S government will help fund a major coal railway linking a $16.5billion Indian-led mining project to a port.

Reef is being protected: Qld premier

Sun 16 November 2014
The Queensland premier has moved to reassure US President Barack Obama that his government is "solid" on the issue of protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

Obama reef speech spurs call for action

Sat 15 November 2014
Conservationists are hailing US President Barack Obama's call for action to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Climate Change Back on G-20 Agenda, Despite Abbott’s Efforts

Sat 15 November 2014
In recent months, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has repealed legislation putting a price on carbon pollution, and said coal, a big export for Australia, is “good for humanity.”

World Heritage advisory body expresses significant concern for the Reef

Fri 14 November 2014
The new IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2014 has rated the Great Barrier Reef as “of significant concern” from a range of factors including ports and shipping.

Global report says over a third of the world's natural heritage sites face significant threat

Thu 13 November 2014
A global report card on the world's natural heritage sites says there's significant concern about three of Australia's national treasures.

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