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Ports bill will not impact existing developments

Thu 27 November 2014
PROPOSED new ports laws will not stop dredging inside declared port zones within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Proposed Ports Bill won’t satisfy World Heritage Committee concerns about the Great Barrier Reef

Wed 26 November 2014
The Ports Bill introduced to Queensland Parliament yesterday will have serious ramifications for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and does nothing to meet the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations for protecting our most precious natural icon, says the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Qld ports plan introduced in parliament

Wed 26 November 2014
Dredging will be banned outside five major ports along the Queensland coast under a government plan introduced in parliament.

City leaders disappointed by ABC closure

Tue 25 November 2014
GLADSTONE leaders are disappointed by the ABC's decision to close its Gladstone radio post.

Big four banks under pressure to rule out funding Queensland coal projects

Tue 25 November 2014
Australia’s largest banks are coming under pressure from environmental groups not to fund huge coal projects in central Queensland, amid accusations the government is encouraging financial institutions to back the new mines.

Tiger shark caught in drum line at Yeppoon

Tue 25 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called for an end to shark nets and drum lines after a Tiger shark died in Central Queensland.

Media Release: Matthew Evans, QLD fishers and chefs call for accurate seafood labelling

Tue 25 November 2014
With a Federal government inquiry into seafood labelling due to report on 4 December, farmer, chef and author Matthew Evans says clearer labelling of Queensland seafood will benefit local fishers, chefs and the environment.

Reef respect needs to be earned

Tue 25 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today advised the Australian government that if it wants to be respected for protecting the Great Barrier Reef, it is going to have to earn it.

ABC Gladstone – responsible for dredging up truth about Port of Gladstone disaster – will be greatly missed says AMCS

Tue 25 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society condemns the closure of ABC Gladstone announced today as part of sweeping cuts to ABC services nationwide.

Queensland government shouldn’t shoot “Messenger” Obama over Reef strife

Fri 21 November 2014
The Queensland Government’s fury at President Obama’s remarks on the increasing threats to the Great Barrier Reef reported in today’s Australian shows its blatant disregard for the Reef’s future according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Matthew Evans - Conversations with Richard Fidler

Fri 21 November 2014
Matthew Evans gave up his life as a Sydney chef and restaurant reviewer to start his own small farm in Tasmania.

AMCS welcomes ALP rejection of Qld government plan to subsidise Abbot Point port rail deal

Thu 20 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed a commitment by the Queensland ALP to scrap the Abbot Point port rail deal proposed by the Queensland Government, if elected.

Media Release: Shark nets still killing vulnerable species

Wed 19 November 2014
The Great White Shark killed in the nets off Bondi Beach this morning is yet another example of why the shark nets should come down, said the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today.

Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota after UN court ruling

Tue 18 November 2014
Japan has reduced quota by two-thirds after UN court called the controversial ‘research whaling’ programme a commercial hunt masquerading as science

Japan to expand its Antarctic whaling area

Tue 18 November 2014
Japan is to vastly expand its Antarctic whaling area, and take 333 minke whales, under a scientific research plan to replace the program ruled illegal at Australia's request.

Media Alert: Japan announces plans for new Southern Ocean whaling program

Tue 18 November 2014
The Government of Japan today unveiled a new plan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean.

Newman puts Indian coal miner’s interests over Queenslanders and the Great Barrier Reef

Tue 18 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has condemned as a totally unacceptable reported plans by Premier Newman to pay for unneeded assets that will damage the Great Barrier Reef.

Qld to help build rail line for Galilee Basin coal miners

Mon 17 November 2014
THE Queensland Government has agreed to co-build a rail line with Adani Mining in the Galilee Basin to get coal from the Carmichael mine to port.

Obama is right, Australia needs to step up and protect the Reef

Mon 17 November 2014
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed comments by US President Barak Obama that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat.

Deal signed to fund major railway link

Mon 17 November 2014
QUEENSLAND’S government will help fund a major coal railway linking a $16.5billion Indian-led mining project to a port.

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