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Australia can’t afford another oil spill on the Reef

Fri 31 July 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed grave concerns about reports today that turtles and sea birds have been found covered in oil near Townsville, following an oil spill on the Great Barrier Reef two weeks ago.

WWF & AMCS: Check North Qld reefs for oil and ban rogue ships

Mon 27 July 2015
WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today said reefs in the path of the oil spill that has washed up on beaches in North Queensland must be checked for damage and ‘rogue’ ships must be banned.

Locals feel loss of reef warrior

Thu 23 July 2015
THE Whitsunday community and conservationists throughout the country are in mourning this week after the unexpected death of Felicity Wishart.

Locals feel loss of reef warrior

Thu 23 July 2015
THE Whitsunday community and conservationists throughout the country are in mourning this week after the unexpected death of Felicity Wishart.

Felicity Wishart, Australian conservationist who campaigned for reef and rainforests, dies aged 49

Wed 22 July 2015
Felicity Wishart, the high-profile Australian conservationist who played a leading role in campaigns to protect the Great Barrier Reef and Australian rainforests and to stop land clearing in Queensland, has died aged 49.

Vale Felicity Wishart – Australia loses a true hero for the environment

Tue 21 July 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Australian environmental movement is in mourning over the sudden and unexpected loss of Felicity ‘Flic’ Wishart who passed away in her sleep on Sunday night aged 50.

Environmental groups asked what practical things they do to protect environment

Tue 21 July 2015
A Federal Parliamentary committee that‘s scrutinising the tax deductibility status of environment groups in holding a hearing in Hobart today.

Conservationists honour Qld reef activist

Tue 21 July 2015
Felicity Wishart is being hailed as one of Australia's most dedicated conservationists, one who worked tirelessly to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Government-dominated tax deductibility inquiry out to get green groups, says Bob Brown

Tue 21 July 2015
Bob Brown said tax deductibility was available for registered environment groups as a service to taxpayers.

Shock and disbelief at Great Barrier Reef campaigner’s sudden death

Tue 21 July 2015
TRIBUTES have been pouring from friends and family of a much-loved Great Barrier Reef conservationist who died suddenly overnight on Sunday.

Environmental campaigner Felicity Wishart dies aged 49

Tue 21 July 2015
THE Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Australian environmental community is in mourning over the sudden and unexpected loss of Felicity 'Flic' Wishart who passed away in her sleep on Sunday night aged 49.

George Christensen apologises but environment groups fear tax 'witch-hunt' could cost them millions

Sun 19 July 2015
Maverick MP George Christensen has apologised, in part, for threatening environment groups that they will lose charity status, a move that could cost them hundreds of millions in tax-deductible income.

Conservation groups accuse Nats MP of pre-empting inquiry findings on AM

Wed 15 July 2015
Conservation groups have accused Queensland Nationals MP George Christensen of unparliamentary behaviour by tweeting comments which appear to pre-empt the findings of an inquiry into the charitable status of environment groups.

Port Melville: Increased activity around Tiwi Islands puts dugong, nesting turtles at risk, groups say

Wed 15 July 2015
Dugongs and turtles that nest around the Tiwi Islands will be put at risk unless the company developing Port Melville takes steps to mitigate the environmental impacts of its operations, three separate environmental groups have claimed.

Government seeking to stop community having their say on future of the Reef: Australian Marine Conservation Society tells Inquiry

Tue 14 July 2015
Australians have a right to a voice in the debate over the future of developments that impact the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) will tell the Brisbane hearing of a House of Representatives Inquiry into the tax deductibility of donations to environmental charities this morning.

Environmental charity inquiry gets underway

Tue 14 July 2015
If you donate to an environmental charity, should your contribution be tax deductible?

Controversial MP threatens to silence environment groups via Twitter

Tue 14 July 2015
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has expressed concern that Member for Dawson George Christensen may have already decided to pursue the removal of tax-deductible status from it and other environment groups after tweeting a threat implying that the outcome of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Register of Environment Groups was predetermined.

Tax deductions help fund both sides of reef campaign

Tue 14 July 2015
LOBBYISTS on both sides of the political debate over the Great Barrier Reef were grilled about funding sources and "misrepresenting facts" during a parliamentary inquiry hearing in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Amazing Oceans Photographer of the Year Competition launched

Fri 10 July 2015
To celebrate our 50th anniversary, the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today launched a national photographic competition to celebrate Australia’s amazing oceans.

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