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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Australia lobbying to stop Great Barrier Reef making ‘in danger’ list

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Australia has embarked on a “whole of government” diplomatic and ministerial lobbying campaign to correct “misinformation” and prevent the Great Barrier Reef from being placed on the Unesco world heritage committee’s “in danger” list, a Senate committee has been told. … Continue reading

US tax dollars must not finance $1bn Great Barrier Reef destruction!

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US tax dollars must not finance $1bn Great Barrier Reef destruction! The Ecologist 20th February 2015 Tweet A powerful call has gone out the the US Export-Import Bank not to finance a massive coal mine, railway, port terminal and dredged … Continue reading

QLD Labor appoints ‘Great Barrier Reef Minister’

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The newly sworn-in Queensland Labor government has named Steven Miles – the ‘local dad’ ALP candidate for Mount Coot-Tha – as the state’s first Minister for the Great Barrier Reef. The new role in the Queensland cabinet marks a distinct … Continue reading

FOREIGN INVESTORS NOT HAPPY ABOUT AUSTRALIA’S CARBON EMISSIONS.

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Foreign investors not happy about Australia’s approach to carbon emissions. Date February 13, 2015 Clancy Yeates  SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Banking reporter   Overseas investors are concerned about Australia’s approach to carbon emissions and corporate social responsibility. Photo: Paul Jones Australia’s … Continue reading