Mon 20 May 2013
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has urged all Australians to stand up and fight for the Great Barrier Reef - given the disappointing policies and actions of the countries’ major parties on the issue of industrialising one of the wonders of the world to date.
Fri 17 May 2013
Another mega port for the Reef could be decided in the next 40 days, as plans to dredge three million of tonnes of seafloor and dump it in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef have landed on Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke’s desk today.
Wed 15 May 2013
The Federal government’s approval of the Embley bauxite mine and port project in western Cape York will mean up to 900 additional ship movements through the Great Barrier Reef, increasing the risk of accidents and spills.
Tue 14 May 2013
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the announcement that Glencore Xstrata has dumped plans to build a coal export terminal at Balaclava Island, citing poor coal market conditions and excess port capacity in Queensland.
Fri 10 May 2013
A new round of print advertisements will be published up and down the Queensland coast to raise awareness of the growing threat of industrial shipping along the Reef’s coast.
Sun 5 May 2013
The Fight for the Reef Campaign has called on the Australian Government to explain why the rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline continues despite UNESCO’s recommendation that new approvals be halted.
Thu 2 May 2013
A majority of Australians say the protection of the Great Barrier Reef is the most important environmental issue in 2013 – but are we unwittingly contributing to the icon’s destruction through our choice of bank?
Thu 2 May 2013
The Newman Government’s plans to privatise or enter into long-term leases of key ports along the Great Barrier Reef coast would have a significant impact on the health of the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).
Wed 1 May 2013
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is alarmed that a Parliamentary Committee report has ignored the risks to Queensland’s waterways and precious marine life from changes to the laws that protect river-side vegetation.
Mon 29 April 2013
The Australian Marine Conservation Society today slammed comments by Queensland Minister for Environment Andrew Powell that the ‘highest environmental standards have been met’ on the Great Barrier Reef.
Mon 29 April 2013
Bob Irwin, the Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia today launched a new advertising campaign calling on all Australians to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from rapid industrialisation.
Dump site for Abbot Point dredge spoil will further damage the Reef will destroy fishing, tourism and the Reef
Mon 22 April 2013
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today slammed a proposal to put 3 million tonnes of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef marine park, stating that it highlights the failure of governments to take seriously their responsibility to protect the Reef.
Thu 18 April 2013
The Independent Review into the Port of Gladstone should definitively establish the impacts of development on the health of local marine life, including the role of dredging in fish disease, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
Government pushes ahead with Abbot Pt expansion, ignores impacts of world’s largest coal port on iconic Great Barrier Reef
Thu 11 April 2013
The Newman Government has today announced the latest Abbot Point coal loading expansion (AP-X terminal) has moved to the next phase without sufficient regard for community and international concern about the proposal’s impacts on the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).
Qld Govt should halt Gladstone port expansion and dredging until the Independent Review outcomes are known
Wed 10 April 2013
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called for a halt to planning approvals for further port expansion and dredging in Gladstone until the Independent Review can give its assessment of development impacts.
Third anniversary of Shen Neng reef disaster highlights urgent need for stronger protection from shipping accidents and spills
Wed 3 April 2013
The third anniversary of the Shen Neng reef disaster today highlights the urgent need for tighter protection of fragile marine environments from shipping accidents and spills, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia.
World-leading marine scientist highlights risk of run-away port development in Fitzroy Delta and Gladstone
Mon 25 March 2013
The major push towards industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef coast for the construction of ports and coal export infrastructure is placing the Reef at risk, according to world-leading marine scientist Callum Roberts.
Tue 19 March 2013
The announcement by the Queensland Government that it will not rule out shipping uranium through the Great Barrier Reef will escalate the threats to the Reef from rapid industrialisation, increased shipping and ship groundings, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
Tue 19 March 2013
Australian chefs and restaurants will be among the first to ride the wave of one of the hottest global food trends with the launch of a new chef’s sustainable seafood tool kit today.
The Good Fish Project will be Australia’s first sustainable seafood information resource designed specifically with chefs, restaurants and food businesses in mind.
Xstrata’s rapid expansion in coal production will dramatically increase pressure on Great Barrier Reef
Fri 15 March 2013
The doubling of Xstrata’s coal production in Queensland will escalate the pressure on the Great Barrier Reef from port expansions, dredging and greater shipping movements, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.