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Christensen attempts to silence concerns of local community and destroy Reef reliant tourism industry jobs in Mackay / Whitsundays

Fri 12 February 2016
Members of the local community have expressed concern with the bully boy tactics of LNP Member of Parliament George Christensen trying to deny local community groups the opportunity to discuss their concerns with the Prime Minister.

Great Barrier Reef: Fitzroy Delta to be spared from coal ports and dredging under protection plan

Tue 2 February 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement to fulfill their election promise and to seek public comment on a proposal to declare a fish habitat zone for the Fitzroy Delta and Keppel Bay Area.

Adani’s latest approval reveals a disregard for the Great Barrier Reef

Tue 2 February 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed deep concern about the Queensland Government’s environmental approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, which will adversely impact the Great Barrier Reef.

Adani’s latest approval reveals a disregard for the Great Barrier Reef

Tue 2 February 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed deep concern about the Queensland Government’s environmental approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, which will adversely impact the Great Barrier Reef.

Media Release: AMCS calls for ban on the trade of shark fins and threatened shark species

Mon 1 February 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the Australian Government to ban the export and import of shark fins and threatened sharks.

Media Release: Geelong Star super trawler killing marine life - again

Fri 29 January 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today expressed outrage that the Geelong Star super trawler has been caught yet again catching and killing marine life.

Ad campaign promotes true blue Australian icon to the world

Tue 26 January 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed Tourism Australia's new Australia Day marine and aquatic ad campaign that promotes the magnificent beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to the world.

Media Release: International Whaling Commission scientists slam new Japanese whaling program

Thu 21 January 2016
Scientists on the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee have slammed Japan’s resumption of illegal whaling in the Southern Ocean. In an open letter published today in the journal Nature, 30 leading scientists condemned the new whale hunt which would see almost 4000 Antarctic minke whales killed over 12 years.

Adani’s failure to disclose past environmental disasters shows we must not go ahead with Abbot Point coal port

Thu 21 January 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has questioned how the Federal Environment Department overlooked the fact that Adani’s Australian chief executive failed to disclose running a mining company in Africa that caused serious environmental harm.

Abbot Point approval will place our Great Barrier Reef in peril

Tue 22 December 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has condemned the decision by the Federal Government who has once again approved dredging at the Abbot Point coal port.

Media Release: Looking forward to a festive seafood feast? Make it sustainable this Christmas!

Mon 14 December 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is calling on seafood-loving Australians to shop sustainably for our seas this festive season.

Australia’s approval of Adani mine inconsistent with goals to protect and promote the Great Barrier Reef

Thu 10 December 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has warned the Federal government that unless it stops approving new mega coal mines and authorising port expansions on the Great Barrier Reef, spending vast sums of money promoting the Great Barrier Reef could be wasted.

Collapsing coal industry not worth the risk of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef

Wed 9 December 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today pointed to the collapse in Chinese thermal coal imports as another reason to stop dredging in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area.

AMCS slams arrogant comments from Gautam Adani

Tue 8 December 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed alarm at the arrogance of Adani group Chairman to call for “uncontestable final go ahead” for the Carmichael mine and Abbot Point coal port on the coast of the Great Barrier Reef.

Media release: Resumption of Antarctic whaling by Japan breaks international law: experts

Tue 1 December 2015
As Japan’s whaling fleet leaves port today, heading to kill hundreds of whales in the Antarctic, a panel of international legal experts has found Japan's new so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program breaks international law.

Media Release: Australian Government must take action as Japanese whalers leave port

Tue 1 December 2015
The Japanese whaling fleet has just left port, planning to hunt hundreds of whales for so-called ‘scientific research’ in the Southern Ocean. With just weeks before the first whales are killed, the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stand up to Japan.

Shocking new video reveals Nemo at risk from Abbot Point dredging

Mon 30 November 2015
Dredging of the Great Barrier Reef’s waters could damage the home of iconic clown fish, coral and other natural wonders documented in a new video.

Media Release: Indigenous custodians, tourism operators and local residents head to Canberra to call on the Fed Govt to stop Abbot Point expansion

Mon 30 November 2015
Indigenous custodians, tourism operators and local residents head to Canberra to call on the Fed Govt to stop Abbot Point expansion

Media Release: Japan confirms they will kill Antarctic whales again; Australian Government must act

Sat 28 November 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stand up to the Government of Japan in response to the Japanese Government’s announcement overnight that they will resume Antarctic whaling this year. The Japanese Government confirmed to the International Whaling Commission that their whaling fleet will hunt and kill 333 minke whales this summer for so-called ‘scientific research’.

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.

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