GREAT BARRIER REEF BLOG

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.

We believe that by fostering discussion, transparency and community support for the protection of the Reef, it’s possible to change the tide of destruction and provide the Reef with what it needs the most, time to recover.

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GLADSTONE – COMMISSION OF INQUIRY DESPERATELY NEEDED

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GLADSTONE -  A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY NEEDED Daniel Burdon | 20th Sep 2014 6:00 AM   THE OBSERVER Australians for Animals call for an inquiry at Gladstone Harbour. Mara Pattison-Sowden A FULLY independent investigation of the management of Gladstone harbour, as … Continue reading

GLADSTONE BUND WALL REVIEW PANEL FAILED TO INTERVIEW EXPERTS

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Gladstone Bund Wall Review Panel censors – Three experts left out of harbour investigation Daniel Burdon | 20th Sep 2014 6:00 AM  THE OBSERVER Australians for Animals say an inquiry is needed at Gladstone Harbour. Mara Pattison-Sowden A PANEL set … Continue reading

MINISTERS LOBBY WORLD HERITAGE SECRETARIAT

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MINISTERS LOBBY WORLD HERITAGE SECRETARIAT – MORE DEADLY SPIN Today’s Courier Mail has a front page photo of Federal Minister Against the Environment, Greg Hunt in a diving suit with the news that he and Queensland’s Minister Against the Environment, … Continue reading

REEF AT RISK FROM PROFIT AND PROGRESS

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 Reef at risk from profit and progress. 16 Sep 2014 Abbot Point on the Queensland coast, surrounded by wetlands and coral reefs, is set to become the world’s largest coal port. Photo by Tom Jefferson, Greenpeace In summary: UTS Professor … Continue reading

REEF PLAN BY FEDS AND QUEENSLAND GOVTS JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL

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Reef plan ‘not enough to ward off UN in-danger listing’ Federal and Queensland government proposal to improve water quality ‘little more than business as usual’, say environmentalists Oliver Milman theguardian.com, Monday 15 September 2014 12.37 AEST turtle A green sea … Continue reading

REEF LONG TERM PLAN BY QLD GOVERNMENT IS A SICK JOKE

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Reef Long Term Plan by Queensland government fails to deal with the real issues. A new 35-year plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef has been released for comment. Environment Minister Andrew Powell said the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan … Continue reading