IS AUSTRALIA MEETING UN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REEF ?

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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

GREAT BARRIER REEF MASSIVE PROBLEMS- BRILLIANT CONVERSATION ARTICLE

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THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS IN TROUBLE – BRILLIANT ARTICLE FROM THE CONVERSATION The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, and a draft government plan to ensure its survival does not go far enough. A number of submissions including those … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – PROF. TERRY HUGHES REALITY CHECK ON REEF REPORTS

14 August 2014, 12.37pm AEST Reef condition is ‘poor’, and probably worse than healthcheck suggests   The CONVERSATION The latest healthcheck of the Great Barrier Reef shows the overall outlook is “poor”, and getting worse. According to the Outlook Report … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – QUEENSLAND AFTER COAL, INTERESTING ARTICLE BY JOHN COLE IN THE CONVERSATION

8 April 2014, 6.11am AEST Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal We are in the coal business. If you want decent hospitals, schools and police on the beat we all need to understand that. – Queensland Premier Campbell … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – STILL ON DEATH ROW – PROF. TIM STEPHENS INTERNATIONAL LAW PROFESSOR

20 June 2013, 2.38pm AEST A reprieve, but the Great Barrier Reef remains on death row The Great Barrier Reef may have been spared the indignity of being listed as a World Heritage Area “in danger” this week, but the Reef’s … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – REEF TRUST CONVERSATION ARTICLE

21 May 2014, 2.24pm AEST The $40 million Reef Trust is a good start, but it could be better In the midst of harsh cuts to Great Barrier Reef management and research, including cuts to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park … Continue reading

Litany of deep cuts for environmental programs

David Pannell Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at University of Western Australia Budgets are often framed as give and take. But in the case of the environment, the government is taking large amounts of money in cuts, while … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – PREVIOUS CHAIR DEFENDS AUTHORITY

11 March 2014, 6.53am AEST Reef authority caught between the devil and the deep blue sea Seeing the fierce debate sparked by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority chairman’s recent article on The Conversation about the Abbot Point coal port … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – DREDGING TO UNDO ALL THE GOOD WORK

THE CONVERSATION –  JON BRODIE After decades of work, A$200 million in taxpayer funding and even more from farmers’ pockets, we finally have a rare good news story to tell about the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to an extraordinary effort, … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – NOT PROTECTED BY GOVERNMENTS EXPERT SPEAKS OUT

  20 July 2013, 9.26am EST Governments are not protecting the Great Barrier Reef Announcements last week of the escalating damage to the Great Barrier Reef confirm Australia’s most famous and intensely managed Marine Protected Area has not been properly protected. … Continue reading