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MEDIA RELEASE: AMCS WELCOMES LATEST DUGONG SURVEY RESULTS - BUT WARNS POPULATION STILL TOO LOW

Tue 30 May 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) welcomes the encouraging results of James Cook University’s latest survey into dugong populations for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) - but warns that numbers are still dangerously low.

MEDIA RELEASE: QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT SAYS NO TO $1 BILLION LOAN TO BILLIONAIRE - BUT GIVES ADANI 5 YEAR LEG UP

Sat 27 May 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today warmly welcomes the decision by the Queensland government not to handover $1 billion from the federal government to Adani for their Reef-wrecking coal mine, but said the deferral of a state royalty payment still amounted to a big leg up for the project.

MEDIA RELEASE: Adani mining billionaire given special treatment that risks threatened turtles on eve of World Turtle Day

Tue 23 May 2017
On the eve of World Turtle Day 2017, Australians learnt of the Turnbull government’s plans to axe key environmental conditions that were put in place to protect vulnerable turtle species at Abbot Point.

MEDIA RELEASE: AMCS CALLS ON QUEENSLAND CABINET TO RULE OUT SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS

Mon 22 May 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) calls on the Queensland government to rule out any subsidies for mining companies, as discussed today in a cabinet meeting.

MEDIA RELEASE: QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT BREAKS ELECTION PROMISE TO PROTECT THE REEF - FURTHER FAST TRACKING OF ADANI’S REEF WRECKING COAL MINE

Thu 18 May 2017
Today the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) responds to a story on ABC online that the Queensland Government is offering a royalty holiday to Adani that could cost the state $320 million in lost revenue.

MEDIA RELEASE: AMCS WELCOMES FOREIGN LEADERS’ VISIT TO CAIRNS - CALLS FOR REEF PROTECTION

Mon 15 May 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) welcomes foreign leaders' visit to Cairns, calling on Australia and the international community to take strong action to protect our Reef from global warming.

MEDIA RELEASE: AMCS CONDEMNS DOLPHIN DEATH APPROVALS BY AUSTRALIAN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Thu 11 May 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) condemns the failure of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) to protect dolphins from industrial fishing off Eastern and Southern Australia. AMCS is also shocked that dolphin-killing pair trawling is now permitted in the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF) - completely snubbing over 2000 public submissions (1) from Australians who opposed this destructive method, referencing only 67 public submissions.

MEDIA RELEASE: Adani Abbot Point coal spill - Carmichael coal mine won’t be any different - AMCS & ACF

Thu 4 May 2017
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) say a major environmental breach at the Abbot Point terminal shows Adani cannot be trusted with coal infrastructure and have called on the Queensland Government to seek the maximum penalty possible.

MEDIA RELEASE: AMCS WELCOMES FEDERAL LABOR'S COMMENTS AGAINST ADANI MINE IN SUPPORT OF OUR REEF

Tue 2 May 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) welcomes Federal Labor’s comments on Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine Project, in light of the parlous state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

MEDIA RELEASE: AMCS WELCOMES ANNUAL REMOVAL OF SHARK NETS BY NSW - NOW URGES PERMANENT NATIONWIDE BAN

Mon 1 May 2017
As whale migration season begins, the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) welcomes the annual removal of destructive shark nets by the New South Wales government. However AMCS urges both the NSW and Queensland Governments to permanently remove these ‘walls of death’ to stop the indiscriminate killing of hundreds of dolphins, turtles and rays every year.

MEDIA RELEASE: AMCS fully supports WA Premier's shark culling refusal - evidence based deterrents are the only solution

Thu 27 April 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is deeply saddened by the recent fatality in WA due to a shark encounter, and our thoughts are with the family and community.

MEDIA RELEASE: ‘The wetland is coal black’ - New pictures show extent of damage from Adani’s coal spill

Wed 12 April 2017
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) havereleased new drone and helicopter footage showing the extent of environmental damage to a nationally significant wetland caused by Adani’s coal spill at Abbot Point.

MEDIA RELEASE: TURNBULL COURTS REEF-KILLING ADANI MINE AS ABBOT POINT SPEWS COAL AFTER CYCLONE DEBBIE

Mon 10 April 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is calling for Malcolm Turnbull to cancel meetings with Adani in India this week as their Abbot Point Coal Terminal spills coal into the Great Barrier Reef area - and reject Adani’s coral-killing Carmichael Coal Mine project.

MEDIA RELEASE: AMCS condemns GBRMPA re-approval for lethal shark control program in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Mon 3 April 2017
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is disappointed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's decision to re-approve the lethal and controversial Shark Control Program that operates within the World Heritage listed area.

BACKGROUND BRIEFING: Adani’s coal port terminal in firing line of Tropical Cyclone Debbie - right next to our Great Barrier Reef

Mon 27 March 2017
The latest advisory from the Bureau of Meteorology has tropical cyclone Debbie on course to make landfall on or near Abbot Point, where there is a coal terminal facility owned and operated by the Adani Group - right next to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

‘Stop Adani’ Community delegation flies in from India, say Adani can’t be trusted here

Thu 23 March 2017
As the ‘Stop Adani Alliance’ launched in Canberra, members of the community delegation who travelled to India to deliver a letter from prominent Australians opposing the proposed mine, including Cricket Captains Ian and Greg Chappell, have just arrived back in Australia.

Polling shows Australians want Solar not Coal Mines

Fri 17 March 2017
Nearly two thirds (63%) of Australians polled agree or strongly agree that the best thing for Australia would be for Adani to invest in large-scale solar, rather than a new coal mine, compared to just 16.1% who disagree or strongly disagree with that statement.

Media Release: Stop Adani Mine India tour delivers letter from eminent Australians

Thu 16 March 2017
At the same time as the Queensland Premier and six regional mayors visit India to promote the controversial Adani megamine, a high profile delegation of Australian citizens have left for India to deliver a letter from 90 eminent Australians to billionaire Gautam Adani to say Australians want clean energy, not a new coal mine.

An open Letter to Mr Gautam Adani Chair, The Adani Group

Thu 16 March 2017
We are writing to respectfully ask you to abandon the Adani Group’s proposal to dig the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

We would like to put to you three reasons why this mine should never go ahead.

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