Friday 24 October 2014

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UNESCO backs off Barrier Reef ‘in danger’ listing

Member countries of the United Nations’ World Heritage Committee have strongly criticised Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government for approving a coal terminal near the Great Barrier Reef. The committee was meeting in Doha, Qatar to assess the conservation state of World …

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Legal concerns about environment approvals move

The Law Council of Australia has told Australia’s upper house Senate that it has deep concerns with an attempt to prevent court challenges of environmental approvals granted by

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Reef authority under pressure on dredging

Activists from the environmental lobby Greenpeace have stepped up the pressure on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to protect the natural asset from dredging. Australia’s conservative

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Anger at coal port approval near Great Barrier Reef

Outrage from conservationists and the Australian Greens Party has greeted the decision of Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government to approve the creation of one of the world's largest coal

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Govt dumps dredge spoils plan for Barrier Reef

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has ruled against plans to dump dredge spoils into the World Heritage protected Great Barrier Reef off Gladstone in central Queensland. Federal Environment Minister Greg

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Queensland LNG rivals link to curb ‘soaring’ costs

Amid worries that soaring costs are threatening a liquefied natural gas (LNG) boom the operators of two of Queensland's three giant gas projects will share resources. Santos, operator

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Gas companies accused of Qld sacred site damage

A Queensland Aboriginal tribe has claimed three gas companies have desecrated sacred sites on a central Queensland island. Gurang tribe spokeswoman, Cherissma Blackman, said ceremonial areas had been

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Expert says coal ports mean Barrier Reef ‘mass of seaweed’

A marine expert says Australia’s iconic World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef will become little more than a mass of seaweed if the development of coal ports on

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Govt moves on UN reef heritage status

Australia’s federal Labor government is strengthening its protection of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef to prevent the United Nations from stripping it of its status. However, the

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Orica fined $430k over Gladstone cyanide

Multinational chemical company Orica has been fined almost $500,000 over the release of cyanide off the central Queensland coast. Orica, which has a long history of environmental problems at

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