Crown of Thorns Starfish Plague Could be Countered by Robots

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Crown of Thorns Starfish Plague If the Federal and Queensland Governments were serious about protecting the Great Barrier Reef, not only would they be tangibly removing threats such as climate change, mining developments and agricultural run off, but they also … 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

GBRMPA AUTHORITY LOSES THE PLOT

GBRMPA AUTHORITY LOSES THE PLOT AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP Upheaval at Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: Era of global leadership may be over Posted on October 21, 2014 – 8:41pm, by MPA News staff For nearly 30 years, dating back … 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 – SENATE INQUIRY ON REEF UN-DEMOCRATIC – DENIES RELEVANT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

SENATE INQUIRY INTO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF DESERVES AN INQUIRY INTO ITS OWN PROCESS Opinion.  Sue Arnold, Editor.  l5 July, 2014 The Senate Reef Inquiry continues to degenerate into a fiasco.    With three working days away from public hearings which … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – SHADOW ENVIRONMENT MINISTER MARK BUTLER ON WORLD HERITAGE DECISION

Good news from the World Heritage Committee June 22, 2014 / Leave a comment Earlier this week the World Heritage Committee delayed its decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” until 2015. This is good news for Australia … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – SENATE INQUIRY – SUBMISSIONS REQUESTED

SENATE INQUIRY INTO MANAGEMENT OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF Editor’s Note:  The inquiry’s terms of reference are grossly inadequate.  They fail to deal with the ramifications of the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth and Queensland; the failure of monitoring, compliance, … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – FERAL PIGS MAJOR DANGER TO TURTLES

Feral pigs targeted to save endangered turtles Wednesday February 19th 2014 Feral pigs will be targeted under a joint State and Federal Government initiative to aid marine turtle recovery and continue the war on pests. The Australian and Queensland Governments … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – MINISTERS HUNT AND POWELL’S FAIRY STORY

The Australian and Queensland Governments 2014 State Party Report on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area The Hon.Andrew Powell MP -Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection- QUEENSLAND The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment 2 February 2014 … Continue reading