Arrow Pipeline Approval may “In Danger” the Great Barrier Reef

Arrow Pipeline Approval may “In Danger” the Great Barrier Reef The approval of the Arrow Pipeline by the State government will have environmental consequences that may be more far reaching than anticipated.   UNESCO is watching the state government and federal government actions in the lead up to its decision whether to put the...

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Queensland Telegraph – ‘Resource consultants acting like high paid super models’ by John Mikkelsen

Queensland Telegraph – ‘Resource consultants acting like high paid super models’ by John Mikkelsen AN  ENVIRONMENTAL medicine specialist has compared consultants working on major resource developments with “supermodels who won’t get out of bed for less than $5000 a day”. The claim was made by Save the Reef spokesman Dr Andrew Jeremijenko, an occupational...

The Observer – Bill aims to prevent uranium being shipped through reef

A BILL to outlaw new ports on the Great Barrier Reef will be introduced by the Greens in parliament in Canberra on Wednesday. Queensland Senator Larissa Waters said she would introduce the bill to make law the recommendations of UNESCO, after the international regulator visited Australia last year. It also aimed to prevent any...

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Herald Sun – Climate change, coal terminals … Great Barrier Reef under constant threat

Herald Sun – Climate change, coal terminals … Great Barrier Reef under constant threat CLIMATE change and the development coal terminals on the Queensland coast could permanently destroy the Great Barrier Reef, a marine expert warns. In his keynote speech at the David Thomas Conservation Oration in Sydney on Monday, Professor Callum Roberts will...

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The Observer – Govt not opposed to uranium being shipped over reef

Govt not opposed to uranium being shipped over reef The Gladstone Observer THE State Government is not opposed in principle to uranium being shipped from a Queensland port through the Great Barrier Reef, Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps says. Mr Cripps was commenting on Monday after a six-person Uranium Implementation Committee returned...

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New science panel looks at water, not sick fish by John Mikkelsen – The Queensland Telegraph

New science panel looks at water, not sick fish by John Mikkelsen – The Queensland Telegraph SPECULATION has been running hot over membership of the State Government’s new science panel to oversee Gladstone Harbour water quality, with claims there is no focus on the health of marine animals. Makeup of the panel under the...

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