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.

Please feel free to comment and bookmark this Great Barrier Reef Blog. Please also invite your friends to like and share it via their social and professional networks and in “real life” via word of mouth. The more support that can be garnished for the protection of the Reef, the more likely it is that when critical decisions are made, our collective voices will be heard.

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AUSTRALIA DAY MESSAGE TO THE ABBOTT AND NEWMAN GOVTS.

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Australia Day message from the silenced majority to the major political parties, in particular the Coalition and Newman governments.   No, Mr Abbott, it’s not the Senate minority parties; it’s not your failure to “ skite” about the Coalition’s failure … Continue reading

ADANI’S CARMICHAEL MINE – HISTORIC LAWSUIT BY MACKAY CONSERVATION GROUP

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ADANI’S CARMICHAEL MINE – LEGAL CHALLENGE NEEDS SUPPORT AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE MACKAY CONSERVATION GROUP. MACKAY CONSERVATION GROUP LAUNCHES A CRITICAL LEGAL CHALLENGE AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER ADANI’S MEGA MINE. We all know that one of the biggest threats … Continue reading

LABOR PLEDGES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF

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Labor pledges greater Reef protection Posted on 20/01/2015 by Annastacia Palaszczuk A future Labor Government will take further action to protect Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and rule out financial backing of dredging activities at Abbot Point. Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk … Continue reading

TONY ABBOTT – AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE ACCORDING TO MURDOCH PRESS ?!~

Regardless of their political colours, all Queenslanders want to see the state's unique environment protected, writes Andrew Picone.

TONY ABBOTT- YOBBO OF THE YEAR A MORE APPROPRIATE DESCRIPTION Incredibly, there can be no other word to describe the article in the Mining Daily ( aka the Australian) over the weekend which nominated Tony Abbott as Australian of the … Continue reading

COURT CHALLENGE OVER ADANI COAL MINE

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Court challenge will test coal mining’s climate culpability A new legal challenge to the proposed Carmichael coal mine – Australia’s largest – will test in the federal court whether climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions should be taken into account… … Continue reading

QUEENSLAND ENVIRONMENT – LABOR PROMISES A BETTER DEAL

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 Queensland Labor vows to end taxpayer support for Carmichael mine if elected The Guardian -Joshua Robertson  Tuesday 13 January 2015 19.52 AEST  Environment spokeswoman Jackie Trad says Labor would halt ‘unprecedented’ support shown for Adani coal project by Campbell Newman’s … Continue reading

REEF’S FUTURE PUTS RESPONSIBLITY ON QUEENSLAND VOTERS

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REEF’S FUTURE PUTS RESPONSIBILITY ON QUEENSLAND VOTERS .   If the polls are to be believed, the LNP may be clawing its way back to a potential win. On the other hand, there may be a hung Parliament. Given News … Continue reading

NEWMAN AND HIS GOVT MUST GO.

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NEWMAN AND HIS GOVERNMENT MUST GO – QUEENSLANDERS CAN MAKE THIS THE SECOND ONE TERM LNP GOVERNMENT A super confident smug Campbell Newman announced today his intention to go to the polls in the next few weeks.  Queensland voters now … Continue reading