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Scientists, NGOs, and lawyers demand World Heritage Committee act over Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching crisis

Tue 28 June 2016
In response to the unprecedented climate crisis unfolding on the Great Barrier Reef, twenty-nine scientific experts, NGOs, and international and Australian lawyers have called on the World Heritage Committee, at its July meeting in Istanbul, to urge Australia to act immediately to protect the Reef from the impacts of climate change.

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY GROUP TAKING LEGAL ACTION TO PROTECT REEF AND ECONOMY FROM ABBOT POINT COAL PORT EXPANSION

Fri 24 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed action in the Queensland Supreme Court today by Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping to determine whether QLD Department of Environment’s permit for the expansion of T0 at Abbot Point coal port was valid.

A HEALTHY REEF A KEY DRIVER FOR TOURISM GROWTH FOR NORTH QUEENSLAND: AMCS

Fri 24 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Queensland Government identifying tourism as one of five key priority areas for growing North Queensland’s economy.

A Great Barrier Reef Protection Plan is an investment in Far North Queensland jobs: AMCS

Wed 22 June 2016
One of the best ways Malcolm Turnbull can help protect and grow jobs in Far North Queensland is by delivering greater protection for the Great Barrier Reef and tourism industry that relies on it, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

PROPOSAL FOR 1 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF DREDGING OFF CAIRNS PLACES PRESSURE ON GREAT BARRIER REEF: AMCS

Tue 21 June 2016
The Queensland Government has today announced a revised project involving 1 million cubic metres of dredging at Trinity Inlet near Cairns, despite the Great Barrier Reef being under pressure from coral bleaching, poor water quality and other industrial development.

Media release: fishers, tourism operators and conservationists join forces over increased trawling in the Northern Territory

Mon 20 June 2016
Representatives from the commercial fishing industry, recreational fishers, tourism operators and conservationists have today come together to express concerns regarding the impacts of finfish trawling in the Northern Territory.

POLL OF 49,900 AUSTRALIANS CONFIRM OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR PRIORITISING HEALTH OF GREAT BARRIER REEF OVER COAL

Wed 15 June 2016
New polling by Fairfax media has confirmed 79 per cent agree that the health of the Great Barrier Reef should be prioritised over coal mining and highlights the lack of effective action to protect the tourism icon.

AMCS welcomes strengthening of environment law promised by Labor

Wed 15 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Australian Labor Party to reform Australia’s environment laws if elected.

Comment Available: AMCS response to LNP's Great Barrier Reef plan

Mon 13 June 2016
Malcolm Turnbull will announce the Liberal's Great Barrier Reef plan in Townsville today.

TURNBULL’S RESPONSE TO REEF CRISIS FALLS SHORT OF ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT THE WORLD WONDER

Mon 13 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has said that while funding to improve the Reef’s water quality is welcome, the announcement today by Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull falls far short of the multi-billion dollar commitment needed to restore clean waters to the Great Barrier Reef.

New voter research finds marine parks review is harming fishing and tourism businesses

Fri 10 June 2016
Seven out of 10 voters in the Far North Queensland electorate of Leichhardt are concerned the federal government’s review of a Coral Sea marine park is harming local fishing and tourism businesses.

GREENS UP THE ANTE ON REEF POLICY, AMCS CHALLENGES OTHER MAJOR PARTIES TO DO MORE FOR REEF PROTECTION

Thu 9 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Greens’ Reef policy announcement today as a significant step forward for funding, water quality and governance of the natural wonder.

GREENS UP THE ANTE ON REEF POLICY, AMCS CHALLENGES OTHER MAJOR PARTIES TO DO MORE FOR REEF PROTECTION

Thu 9 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Greens’ Reef policy announcement today as a significant step forward for funding, water quality and governance of the natural wonder.

Media Release: AMCS welcomes Labor's marine parks policy

Thu 9 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has warmly welcomed the marine parks policy announced by the Australian Labor Party today which delivers certainty for our oceans and fishing and tourism businesses

Media Release: AMCS welcomes marine package announced by Australian Greens

Wed 8 June 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the marine policy package announced by the Australian Greens today.

THE WORLD IS WATCHING: OCEAN ELDERS URGE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE, PROTECT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Wed 8 June 2016
OceanElders, a group of some of the most respected global leaders on marine conservation, has written to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull requesting that he help protect the Great Barrier Reef by acting on climate change.

Fight for the Reef launches Vote for the Reef advertising campaign

Mon 6 June 2016
The Fight for the Reef campaign has today released an advertising campaign to raise awareness of the threats to the Great Barrier Reef and the 60,000 jobs and $6 billion tourism industry that relies on the natural wonder.

Multi-billion dollar investment needed for Reef water quality and to safeguard tourism jobs: AMCS

Fri 3 June 2016
A startling report on ABC’s 730 program last night revealed leaked Queensland Government modelling shows costs to meet Great Barrier Reef water quality targets could reach up to $16 billion.

Media Release – Advertisement calls for an end to limbo for fishers, tourism in Coral Sea

Thu 2 June 2016
A widespread advertising campaign across North Queensland is calling on the federal government to protect the Coral Sea and drop its controversial, Abbott-era “review” of marine sanctuaries, which has suspended protection for this important part of Australia’s oceans.

Media release: AMCS welcomes action on damaging prawn trawl 'rippers'

Tue 31 May 2016
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the Queensland Government's proposed ban on the use of metal spikes or plough-like attachments on trawl sleds, while calling for a hefty fine to deter rogue operators.

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