GREAT BARRIER REEF – RESOURCE INDUSTRY WHINGES

RED TAPE SHACKLES ECONOMIC GROWTH Says the headline in the Australian business section.  According to David Byers, chief executive of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association, Australia has a serious problem which must be fixed. No, it’s not about … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – AUSTRALIAN GOVT MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY UNFRIENDLY

World hears we’re most environment unfriendly on Earth John Parker 5th Feb 2014 5:43 AM Andrew Archer and Julie Lowe on Kingscliff beach. Blainey Woodham AUSTRALIA is being held up to international ridicule over  environment policies imposed by the federal … Continue reading

Is Tony Abbott’s Australian administration the most hostile to his nation’s environment in history?

Kathy Marks In Sydney Tuesday 04 February 2014 In Western Australia, endangered great white sharks are being slaughtered. In Queensland, dredging spoil is to be dumped on the Great Barrier Reef. In Tasmania, ancient forests – harbouring some of the … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – DR REESE HALTER CALLS FOR MINISTER HUNT’S SACKING

Dr. Reese Halter Broadcaster, Conservation Biologist, Educator GET UPDATES FROM Dr. Reese Halter   Australia’s Environment Report Card 2013: Coalition’s First 120 Days Posted: 01/13/2014 10:36 pm Follow Get Green Newsletters: Subscribe  When I was a young lad my dad, … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF – ABBOTT’S MINING MADNESS SAY GREENS

Australia: Greens attack mine plan News – December 17, 2013 The Australian Greens say Clive Palmer’s Galilee Basin mega mine, due for decision this week, should be refused, for economic reasons, as well as environmental and climate ones. “With an … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF- ABBOTT – THE GREAT DESTROYER OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Coag: ‘one-stop shop’ environmental approval deal alarms conservationists Fears for protection of world heritage areas as Tony Abbott deal transfers environmental powers to states Oliver Milman theguardian.com, Friday 13 December 2013 18.54 AEST Jump to comments (36) Australia’s world heritage … Continue reading

Coal port decision in Great Barrier Reef waters will test federal-state relations

Protesters at Reef HQ in Townsville are watchful of all decisions relating to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. Source: News Limited

Steven Scott The Courier-Mail November 08, 2013 12:00AM WHEN Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt decides whether to approve the expansion of Queensland’s Abbot Point coal terminal, it will be seen by many as a test of the new Federal Government’s … Continue reading