REEF LIES AND MEDIA SPIN ARE RAPIDLY DESTROYING REEF’S FUTURE

REEF LIES AND MEDIA SPIN – A SHOCKING INDICTMENT OF THE STATE OF POLITICS   Saturday’s Australian carries a front page headline.   “ Activists distorting data on Reef” quoting Russell Reichelt, Chair of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority … Continue reading

GBRMPA IN CHAOS

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GBRMPA in Chaos. Reef watchdog upheaval: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority insiders say budget cuts, job lay offs undermining conservation effort By the National Reporting Team’s Mark Willacy Updated 15 minutes agoMon 6 Oct 2014, 6:11pm Photo: Former directors … Continue reading

Ex GBRMPA Director against dredge spoil

Ex GBRMPA Director against dredge spoil decision   A FORMER senior director with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has spoken out against the department’s decision to allow dredge spoil to be dumped in the marine park off … Continue reading

Scientists Against Reef Dredge Spoil Dumping

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More Reef Dredge Spoil Dumping Government scientists ‘warned against dumping’ in Great Barrier Reef park Oliver Milman theguardian.com, Monday 18 August 2014 21.38 AEST The government’s marine scientists warned against dumping millions of tonnes of sediment inside the Great Barrier … Continue reading

More Abbot Point Dredge Spoil ABC Four Corners

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Abbot Point Dredge Spoil – Great Barrier Reef will deteriorate further after decision to dump spoil from Abbot Point, former marine park official says. Four Corners  By Mario Christodoulou and Marian Wilkinson Updated about 6 hours agoMon 18 Aug 2014, … 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 – INDIAN MINING GROUPS PERSPECTIVE

Indian stakes in the Great Barrief Reef By Rowena Dela Rosa Yoon Mar 10, 2014 8:59PM UTC Indian mining groups –  Adani and GVK-Hancock –  have not waivered to drop their stakes in the controversial Abbot Point Port terminals in Northern Queensland. The rest had already dropped … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – GBRMPA HEAD RESPONDS TO CRITICISM

3 March 2014, 6.29am AEST Let’s dump Great Barrier Reef dredging myths: authority chief The Conversation The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s recent decision to allow 3 million cubic metres of dredge material to be disposed of 25 kilometres off … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – GBMRPA NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED BY SENATE COMMITEE

Report from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority warned against waste dumping plan Date March 3, 2014 Lucy Cormack Online Producer Dredging waste: Scientific advice opposing the dumping of waste in the Great Barrier Reef was ignored. Photo: Bloomberg News … Continue reading

Plan to dump dredged mud in Great Barrier Reef approved

Project could put fragile ecosystem of World Heritage marine park at risk Australia’s Great Barrier Reef watchdog yesterday gave the go-ahead for millions of cubic metres of dredged mud to be dumped near the fragile reef to create the world’s … Continue reading