UNESCO condemns Federal Government’s approval of dredge spoil on Great Barrier Reef

BY ISOBEL ROE AND ALLYSON HORN World heritage body UNESCO has outlined its concerns over a decision to dispose of dredge spoil on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland. UNESCO has presented a draft decision on the reef’s World Heritage … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – THE PROPAGANDA SHOWS GETS TO TOWN

In-Depth Blame-game over Great Barrier Reef reaches turning point after research exonerates mining industry English.news.cn   2014-04-24 16:25:48 by Christian Edwards SYDNEY, April 24 (Xinhua) — Australia’s shrill blame-game over the decaying state of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) has potentially … Continue reading

Australia: Greens Calls for Transparency of Abbot Point Information

DREDGING VESSEL FROM THE AIR

The Abbott Government has today delayed making information public about whether the Environment Minister was aware of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s internal warnings against approving the Abbot Point coal port expansion. “The Greens’ request for this information … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – MINISTER HUNT ON TOAST IN THE SENATE

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s advice to Environment Minister on Abbot Point to be made public media-releases 18 Mar 2014 | Larissa Waters Environment & Biodiversity The Senate has passed the Greens’ order for production of documents today to … Continue reading

Expansion includes dredging and dumping of spoils into Great Barrier Reef waters

Graham Lloyd | The Australian | March 05, 2014 12:00AM LABOR and the Greens have joined in a last-minute Senate push to stop the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion and investigate the possible misuse of environmental protection laws. The Senate … Continue reading

GRAT BARRIER REEF – SENATE INQUIRY INTO ENVIRONMENTAL OFFSETS FAILURES

Senate inquiry into failure of environmental offsets Date March 4, 2014 – 1:56PM Peter Hannam Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald The Great Barrier Reef. Photo: AP The use of environmental offsets to compensate for damage done by major mining … Continue reading

 Senate inquiry into failure of environmental offsets The Sydney Morning Herald Federal Politics Date March 4, 2014 – 1:56Pm Peter Hannam Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald The Great Barrier Reef. Photo: AP The use of environmental offsets to compensate … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – A WORLD HERITAGE IN DANGER

LEGAL CHALLENGE WILL NOT STOP CONSTRUCTION OF ABBOT POINT COAL TERMINAL North Queensland Conservation Council have mounted a legal challenge in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal over the proposed dumping of 3 million c. metres of dredge spoil in the Great … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – LEND LEASE WITHDRAWS FROM ABBOT POINT PROJECT

Abbot Point: Environmentalists applaud as Lend Lease withdraws from port project Date February 27, 2014 – 12:31PM 9 reading now Peter Hannam Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald The Great Barrier Reef Environmental groups have claimed a victory against plans … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – GLADSTONE DEBACLE

Whistleblower claims harbour bund wall is still leaking Comments (7) » 15th Jan 2014 7:47 AM A FORMER Gladstone Ports Corporation employee has claimed the bund wall built to contain dredge spoils from work associated with the Curtis Island LNG … Continue reading