UN warns on health of Great Barrier Reef.

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By TOM ARUP The United Nations world heritage body has expressed ‘‘concern’’ and ‘‘regret’’ about Australia’s approval of the dredging and dumping of millions of tonnes of sludge for new coal ports in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. But … Continue reading

KAFDA not convinced Keppel Bay off radar, as QRC claims

KEPPEL and Fitzroy Delta Alliance are not convinced by the chief executive of Queensland Resources Council, Michael Roche’s statement that Keppel Bay was off the radar. KAFDA spokeswoman Ginny Gerlach said the statement was misleading for the public and, with … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – UNESCO DEMANDS IGNORED

Dredging decision contravenes UNESCO’s requirement – KAFDA Christine Mckee 16th Dec 2013 10:16 AM Dredging in Gladstone. KAFDA spokeswoman Ginny Gerlach says decision to dredge for Abbott Point terminal goes against UNSECO’s requirements for the Great Barrier Reef. Brenda Strong … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – GLADSTONE PORTS PLAN ON DREDGE SPOILS AXED

Gladstone Ports bid to dump dredge spoils on Great Barrier Reef axed Graham Lloyd The Australian November 16, 2013 12:00AM Greg Hunt has ordered the Queensland government and Gladstone Ports to consider only onshore dumping of dredge spoils. Picture: Kym … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – BAN COAL LOADING

Ban coal loading near Great Barrier Reef -KAFDA and GetUp Trish Bowman CQ NEWS 14th Nov 2013 2:44 PM Aerial photo of the proposed Coal Port site taken after floods earlier this year. Contributed THE Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – QUEENSLAND DRAFT PORT STRATEGY

Queensland draft ports strategy ‘greenwash’, say conservationists Deputy premier Jeff Seeney defends ports strategy, claiming it aligns with Unesco recommendations for Great Barrier Reef Share 445 Oliver Milman theguardian.com, Thursday 17 October 2013 15.10 AEST Snubfin dolphin: at risk from … Continue reading

Abbott prefers the expansion of existing coal ports

Australian Mining | 4 September, 2013 | Vicky Validakis Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said he prefers the idea of expanding existing coal ports along the Queensland coast rather than the construction of new projects. Tony Abbott says any new … Continue reading

Media Release – 1 November 2012 – LNP’S LATEST PLANS TO DEGRADE THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Environment Group Save the Reef has condemned the Queensland Government’s Great Barrier Reef Ports Strategy released today for public comment.  ‘The Queensland Government has twisted UNESCO’s advice about consolidating existing major ports and turned it into a blue print for … Continue reading

HUMPBACK WHALES STARVING ?

  Whales starving, according to film maker By John Mikkelsen An underwater film maker believes he has the answer to what is causing an increasing number of whale deaths, including two in Keppel Bay recently. In the past couple of … Continue reading