SHINING A LIGHT ON WORLD OPINION RE THE REEF – JON DAY

SHINING A LIGHT ON WORLD OPINION The World Heritage Committee’s deliberations involved far more than a simple tick for the Great Barrier Reef. Jon Day, The Conversation Author Jon C. Day Jon C. Day is a Friend of The Conversation. … Continue reading

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

QUEENSLAND LAWS SABOTAGE LONG TERM REEF PROTECTION

Qld laws sabotage long-term plan to protect Reef 28 October 2014 New and proposed Queensland laws will sabotage the Federal Government’s plan to protect the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, according to a submission by the public interest lawyers of … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – HUNT RELEASES STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT

Strategic assessment bolsters protection of the Great Barrier Reef Media release 12 August 2014 Download media release Strategic assessment bolsters protection of the Great Barrier Reef (PDF – 87 KB) Download Brief Report http://elibrary.gbrmpa.gov.au/jspui/bitstream/11017/2856/1/GBR%20Outlook%20Report%202014%20In%20Brief%20Web.pdf The Australian and Queensland Governments have … 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

GREAT BARRIER REEF – ANOTHER HUGE GAS PROJECT PROPOSED AT ABBOT POINT

Huge gas project proposed for Abbot Point following coal terminal approval Date April 10, 2014 – 1:39PM Peter Hannam Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald The Great Barrier Reef. A huge liquefied natural gas export terminal is being planned for … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – AUSTRALIA HERITAGE COUNCIL CRITICISMS OF GBR STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT

 AUSTRALIA HERITAGE COUNCIL HEAVILY CRITICIZES GREAT BARRIER REEF STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT AHC submission on the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment. The Australian Heritage Council (AHC) notes that the Strategic Assessment is a large and comprehensive document reflecting the challenges that the … Continue reading

UNESCO REPORT TO WORLD HERITAGE MEETING IN ST PETERSBURG

GREAT BARRIER REEF – WORLD HERITAGE IN DANGER ? Draft Decision:    36 COM 7B.8 The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.    Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.    Welcomes the initial … Continue reading

UNESCO Great Barrier Reef Report

Here is the section of the UNESCO report pertaining to the Great Barrier Reef. ASIA-PACIFIC 8. Great Barrier Reef (Australia) (N 154) Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1981 Criteria (vii)(viii)(ix)(x) Year(s) of inscription on the List of … Continue reading