BlackRock Joins Investors in Flagging Barrier Reef Eco-Risks

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The potential threats posed by coal and natural gas projects to the Great Barrier Reef are sparking everything from lawsuits to tweets from Hollywood stars. They’re also prompting close scrutiny from investors as a global campaign against fossil fuels gains … Continue reading

Australia: Greens Calls for Transparency of Abbot Point Information

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The Abbott Government has today delayed making information public about whether the Environment Minister was aware of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s internal warnings against approving the Abbot Point coal port expansion. “The Greens’ request for this information … Continue reading

KAFDA not convinced Keppel Bay off radar, as QRC claims

KEPPEL and Fitzroy Delta Alliance are not convinced by the chief executive of Queensland Resources Council, Michael Roche’s statement that Keppel Bay was off the radar. KAFDA spokeswoman Ginny Gerlach said the statement was misleading for the public and, with … Continue reading

Abbott Point Dredge Violates Australia’s World Heritage Obligations

Environment Minister Greg Hunt violates Australia’s World Heritage Obligations by consenting Abbott point dredging, Mackay Conservation Group (MCG) alleged on a proceeding launched in the Federal Court on Monday. The case would not just redeem the Great Barrier Reef from … Continue reading