AFA FEBRUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER

GLADSTONE – GREAT BARRIER REEF DISASTER As the reports of sick and diseased fish, sharks, rays, dolphins, dugongs and other critters became increasingly urgent, Australians for Animals Committee took the decision to bite the bullet and take on Gladstone and the impacts of the coal seam gas industry on the Great Barrier Reef as a major campaign. The first priority in the New Year was to send our Co-ordinator Sue Arnold to Gladstone and Rockhampton to see first hand what is … More…

Barrier Reef Nightmare

Hopefully, some of you have seen the Four Corners documentary on the appalling situation in Gladstone Harbor and the impacts of the massive dredging operation on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. If you missed out on this excellent documentary, here’s a website link to the entire program. The situation in Gladstone is nothing short of an international environmental emergency. Take a look at the extent of industrialisation planned for the area. Right now there’s massive problems with sick fishermen … More…