GREAT BARRIER REEF EFFORT BY BOB IRWIN

Bob Irwin launches blitz to save reef where son Steve died Comments (3) » Roger Maynard of The Independent 29th Apr 2013 7:25 AM Bob Irwin is spearheading a campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef. THE  father of crocodile … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF- BURKE BLINDNESS

 Australian minister: I never saw advice against coal port at Great Barrier Reef Campaigners say Tony Burke should have ruled out Fitzroy Terminal as soon as government received warnings Lenore Taylor, political editor, Guardian Australia guardian.co.uk, Friday 26 April 2013 … Continue reading

GLADSTONE TURTLE POPULATION – IN STRIFE

GLADSTONE OBSERVER Turtle population threatened, rehab centre has high success Rebecca Davis 24th Apr 2013 7:43 AM Clerese the green turtle was found floating in the Boyne Island/Tannum Sands area late last month weighing only 13.8kg. So far she is … Continue reading

GILLARD AND SWAN WON’T VISIT GLADSTONE.. WONDER WHY ?

GLADSTONE OBSERVER Opposition deputy leader visits, discusses asset sales Emily Kemp 24th Apr 2013 5:00 AM IN TOWN: State opposition deputy leader Tim Mulherin yesterday described Gladstone as an ‘economic powerhouse’. Tom Huntley QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman has rejected accusations … Continue reading

URANIUM PORT AT TOWNSVILLE ? REEF RISK INSANITY

ABC TV Potential uranium port sparks fears for Barrier Reef By environment reporter Sarah Clarke  – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-22/potential-uranium-port-sparks-fears-for-barrier-reef/4643832?section=qld Updated Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:41pm AEST Video: Qld government leaves Townsville open as uranium port (7pm TV News QLD) Photo: ‘Surprising’: The … Continue reading

QUEENSLAND URANIUM MADNESS

The Courier-Mail Queensland’s last uranium mine still leaking radioactive water 30 years after production stopped by: John McCarthy From: The Courier-Mail March 21, 2013 12:00AM SHUT DOWN: The closed Mary Kathleen uranium mine near Mount Isa in Central Queensland. Source: … Continue reading

GLADSTONE – INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL – WHERE ARE THE MAJOR CONSERVATION GROUPS ?

Opinion.  Sue Arnold The Burke convened Independent Review Panel was set up in February to address the request by the World Heritage Secretariat to undertake an independent investigation of Gladstone Harbour.       For those of you who have not followed the … Continue reading

COAL SEAM GAS TRIES TO BLOCK PROTECTION OF WATER RESOURCES

GLADSTONE OBSERVER Changes to CSG approval methods ‘unnecessary and wrong’ Adam Carroll 18th Apr 2013 3:00 PM Under the changes, announced by Environment Minister Tony Burke in March, the Federal Government would be required to approve CSG and large coal … Continue reading

GLADSTONE DREDGING DAMAGE EVIDENCE – CSIRO’S RESEARCH DISMAL EFFORT

REPORT BY JON BRODIE, JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY 2012 Leader Catchment to Reef Research Group Report  on  Gladstone  Port  Development  and  the  Fish  (and  other  marine  organisms)  Disease  Issue   3.  Potential  impacts  on  the  marine  environment  associated  with  dredging  and … Continue reading