GREAT BARRIER REEF – QLD GOVT. MOVES TO STIFLE MINING DEBATE AND LEGAL ACTION

Qld govt attacked for stifling mine debate February 28, 2014, 12:06 pm Conservation groups are furious at Queensland government plans to stop ideological objections to mining projects in the state. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says it’s “frustrating” that anyone with … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – ABBOTT GOVT. LEGAL EFFORTS TO SUPPORT MINING COUP D’ETAT

27 February 2014, 6.23am AEST Australia’s environment minister could soon be above the law THE CONVERSATION Earlier this month, a Senate inquiry paved the way for the Parliament to give Environment Minister Greg Hunt legal immunity against future legal challenges to … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – LEND LEASE WITHDRAWS FROM ABBOT POINT PROJECT

Abbot Point: Environmentalists applaud as Lend Lease withdraws from port project Date February 27, 2014 – 12:31PM 9 reading now Peter Hannam Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald The Great Barrier Reef Environmental groups have claimed a victory against plans … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – NORTH QUEENSLAND CON COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE ON LEGAL CHALLENGE

NORTH QUEENSLAND CONSERVATION COUNCIL LEGAL CHALLENGE ON ABBOT POINT DUMPING North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) will today be filing its legal challenge to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA’s) decision to grant a permit for the dumping of … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – AUSTRALIA HERITAGE COUNCIL CRITICISMS OF GBR STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT

 AUSTRALIA HERITAGE COUNCIL HEAVILY CRITICIZES GREAT BARRIER REEF STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT AHC submission on the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment. The Australian Heritage Council (AHC) notes that the Strategic Assessment is a large and comprehensive document reflecting the challenges that the … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – NORTH QLD CON COUNCIL LAUNCHES LEGAL ACTION

Green group challenges sand dump permit near Great Barrier Reef MELBOURNE Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:07am GMT Feb 27 (Reuters) – Environmentalists launched an appeal on Thursday to overturn a permit granted for an Australian coal port to dump millions … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – INDUSTRY RULES VETOING ANY EXPENSE TO SAVE REEF

Dumping dredge spoil near reef was decided without independent analysis Environment Department says it gave approval after ports corporation said dumping spoil on land was too expensive theguardian.com, Tuesday 25 February 2014 14.59 AEST Activists protest under water on the … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – BOARD MEMBERS CLEARED OF IMPROPER CONDUCT

Great Barrier Reef authority board members cleared of improper conduct Government’s legal expert says conflict of interest allegations against Tony Mooney and Jon Grayson are unfounde Email  THE GUARDIAN – 24 February, 2014 Oliver Milman Robert Cornall, the investigator appointed … Continue reading