Great Barrier Reef Blog
The Great Barrier Reef Blog is intended as a forum for discussion about the promotion and protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the life it sustains. There an numerous threats to the very existence of this natural wonder and here, we attempt to identify them and appropriate strategies for countering them. Unfortunately many power brokers believe that the Reef is either a insignificant dumping ground for the Oil and Gas industries, or a resource zone at the service of such. This is unimaginable considering that the decline of the Great Barrier Reef has been well documented by marine scientist, conservationists and locals alike.
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30 March 2015, 12.26pm AEDT Is Australia meeting the UN recommendations for the Great Barrier Reef? THE CONVERSATION The government says it has met all of the recommendations for safeguarding the Great Barrier Reef. But a close reading of the dozens … Continue reading
Traditional owners vs Carmichael Mine Print Email Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 26/03/2015 Reporter: John Stewart In central Queensland the Indian owned mining company Adani is trying to build one of the biggest coal mines in the world but an … Continue reading
HYPOCRITES OF THE YEAR AWARD “We’re all conservationists“, said the PM on ABC TV last night, presenting the latest effort by his government to convince the World Heritage Secretariat and members that Australia is doing everything possible to save … Continue reading
VALE MALCOLM FRASER – GREAT BARRIER REEF HERO. It was Malcolm Fraser’s government which succeeded in having the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park declared. As well, his government had five properties placed on the World Heritage list including … Continue reading
HUNT PITCHES SPIN TO WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE THIS WEEKEND. According to today’s news report in the Financial Review, Greg Hunt will release ” Australia’s final pitch to the World Heritage Committee this weekend.” As always the pitch will NOT include … Continue reading
MINISTER HUNT SPECIALISES IN SMOKE AND MIRRORS So we’re all supposed to stand up and clap the Abbott government’s Minister for the Environment as he claims to ” make history” by banning the dumping of capital dredge spoil in the … Continue reading
Adani’s Carmichael coal mine loan in doubt – BRISBANE TIMES Date :March 14, 2015 Funding for Adani’s $16.5b Carmichael coal mine may be in doubt. Indian mining giant Adani’s plans for Queensland’s largest coal mine have reportedly hit a snag. … Continue reading
Abbot Point expansion: Approvals process rebooted in plan to preserve wetlands from dredge spoil By Melinda Howells and staff Updated 55 minutes ago Photo: The Queensland Government’s map shows the T2 area where Abbot Point dredge spoil would be dumped. … Continue reading
CAFNEC says it has become apparent that in 2014 Ports North dumped more dredging spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park than their GBRMPA permit allows for in a normal year. CAFNEC said the dumping permit allows for 350,000 tonnes dry … Continue reading
The Abbott Government shouting all expenses paid holiday for UNESCO country journalists. The Australian government has invited journalists from around the world on an all-expenses paid trip to the Great Barrier Reef as part of intensifying diplomatic efforts to try … Continue reading