GREAT BARRIER REEF STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT – MAJOR DELAY

Great Barrier Reef assessment still a long way off Have your say » APN Newsdesk 16th Oct 2012 3:08 PM     Videos Downunder A STRATEGIC assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, aimed at ensuring it remains … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK AUTHORITY -BRIBERY ?

HANSARD FROM SENATE ESTIMATES HEARING 15th OCTOBER 2012 GVK/Hancock Alpha Coal Project  will pay the  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority $600,000 annually as an ” offset” for Abbots Point destruction.   This is OUTRAGEOUS stuff. HANSARD – ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS … Continue reading

GLADSTONE DISASTER – FROM THE CONSERVATION

  20 October 2011, 6.23am AEST What is Gladstone’s LNG development really doing to the environment?   The Queensland port city of Gladstone has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Fish and other marine life have been … Continue reading

SEAGRASS QUIZ FOR TONY BURKE

Dear Minister Burke, You recently announced that Gina Hancock and her Indian partner (GVK Hancock Alpha Coal Project) at Abbots Point would have to abide by a condition of approval you have set down which deals with seagrass meadows. So … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF MADNESS

GILLARD GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO SELL OUT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WORLD HERITAGE AREA News today that Environment Minister Tony Burke imposed conditions on the Alpha Coal Project ( known as the GVK/Hancock Coal Project ) including a condition which says … Continue reading

SEAGRASS MADNESS

Coal terminal comes with big strings attached by: Rosanne Barrett From: The Australian October 11, 2012 12:00AM COALMINER GVK must protect eight times the area of seagrass it destroys around its Abbot Point port facility under a government-imposed environmental condition. … Continue reading

Seagrass offsets labelled a ‘sick joke’ By John Mikkelsen – Saturday, October 6, 2012 Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke  has come under attack from environmental groups including the Gladstone Conservation Council  over his recent proposal for miners to provide environmental … Continue reading

UNESCO told about ‘fast tracking’ of  new Gladstone ship channel By John Mikkelsen – Saturday October 6, 2012 UNESCO delegates who wrote a scathing report on environmental management  in Gladstone Harbour earlier this year, have been informed of the latest … Continue reading