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LNP response to Reef issues far too inadequate

Fri 30 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today responded to the Great Barrier Reef policy announcement from the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) as totally inadequate.

Queensland election 2015: LNP, Labor neck and neck

Thu 29 January 2015
THE LNP and Labor were neck and neck in the final days of the Queensland election according to polling by Essential Media.

Public pressing the pollies on Reef issues this election

Wed 28 January 2015
The Great Barrier Reef is shaping as a key issue this election as members of the public go to meet with candidates to impress upon them the importance of protecting the Great Barrier Reef from over-industrialisation.

Great Barrier Reef in the spotlight as election hopefuls debate policies

Tue 27 January 2015
THE Far North’s greatest natural wonder will be thrust into the political spotlight today as three local election hopefuls publicly debate their party’s policies for protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

LNP fails reef on Australia Day – increases risk of Reef ‘in danger’ listing

Mon 26 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today issued an Australia day message slamming the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) for failing to announce policies to protect the Reef, given the huge levels of community concern.

Greg Hunt needs to ban dumping in the entire Reef World Heritage Area and protect its precious wetlands

Sun 25 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to stop posturing about the problems on the Great Barrier Reef and address the major threat from coal port expansion at Abbot Point.

New Reef TVC highlights risk of repeating toxic recipe that caused Gladstone Harbour environmental disaster

Sun 25 January 2015
The Fight for the Reef campaign will today release a new television ad campaign featuring the before and after economic and environmental impacts of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Great Barrier Reef: Greg Hunt orders dumping ban in bid to dodge in-danger listing

Sat 24 January 2015
Australian government moves to ban dumping of dredge spoil in Great Barrier Reef marine park as it lobbies to stop the reef being declared ‘in danger’

Parties to be quizzed over Reef policies at public forum in Brisbane

Thu 22 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has encouraged people concerned about the future of the Great Barrier Reef to take advantage of an opportunity to quiz prospective political representatives about their Reef policies.

Queensland Resources Council wants your money to dredge in Reef’s waters

Wed 21 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society today called on the Queensland Resources Council to stop campaigning for taxpayer’s money to be used on dredging and dumping projects in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland election 2015: Adani underlines commitment to Galilee Basin coal mine plans

Wed 21 January 2015
Indian mining giant Adani says it is committed to developing its Galilee Basin coal mine in Queensland whoever wins office at the state election.

Runoff and rapid industrialisation a deadly duo of risk for iconic Great Barrier Reef

Tue 20 January 2015
The Great Barrier Reef is in a fragile state and must be protected from the additional pressure posed by the fast-growing risk of port expansion, dredging and dumping, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

Labor commitment to protect Reef and Reef wetlands welcomed: AMCS

Tue 20 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a decision by the Queensland Labor Party for stronger protection for the Great Barrier Reef and its wetlands.

Government campaign launch ignores Reef ‘in danger’

Mon 19 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed deep disappointment that the Liberal National Party launched their state election campaign without any commitments to protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

ABC poll should ask about “dredging” not “mining” in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

Mon 19 January 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed concern over what appeared to be a clumsy question by the ABC’s vote compass about mining and not dredging in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

New year's resolutions: quitting your job, cooking from scratch and shopping sustainably

Fri 16 January 2015
If 2015 is your year to start your own business, start cooking more from scratch and shopping more sustainably, then follow our experts’ tips

Fight for the Reef campaign launch advertising campaign

Fri 16 January 2015
The Fight for the Reef campaign has today released an advertising campaign to raise awareness of the most important issue to many Queenslanders, the impact of rapid over-industrialisation on the Great Barrier Reef.

VIDEO: Great Barrier Reef to become election battleground

Fri 16 January 2015
Environmental groups have released a video calling on Queensland's major parties to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland Election: Reef tourism will create more jobs than coal; conservation groups

Fri 16 January 2015
More jobs could be created in tourism linked to better protection of the reef than in large private coal projects which are struggling to be viable at today's coal prices, a marine conservation groups argues.

Deputy Premier threatens to dump dredge spoil back in the Reef’s waters

Wed 14 January 2015
Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has threatened to dump dredge spoil from the controversial Abbot Point port expansion back in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters if the Federal Environment Minister rejects plans to dump it on sensitive wetlands.

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