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Release full report of probity inquiry into Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority...

Press release | 24 February, 2014 at 19:25

Following the Environment Minister Greg Hunt's late afternoon media statement releasing key findings of an inquiry into potential conflicts of interest involving two board members of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Greenpeace Reef...

Concerns about Great Barrier Marine Park Authority Board swept under the carpet

Feature Story | 25 February, 2014 at 11:44

Last year Greenpeace’s Investigations Unit took a fine tooth comb to minutes of meetings of the board of the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority (GBMPA). What we uncovered looked fishy.

Green light to Reef dumping a disgrace - but conditions will delay coal port plans

Press release | 31 January, 2014 at 14:46

Brisbane, 30 January 2014. Greenpeace says the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority approval of a permit to dump spoil on the Reef is another hit for the World Heritage listed site which will increase the likelihood that UNESCO lists it as ‘in...

Abbot Point Dredging – Who’s really to blame?

Feature Story | 30 January, 2014 at 3:00

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s approval for dumping of dredge spoil at Abbot Point is a blow for the Reef, but the campaign doesn’t end here! Conditions on the approval mean dredging is unlikely to start until 2015, giving us time...

Port authority should withdraw application to dump dredge spoil on WW2 plane wreck:...

Press release | 16 January, 2014 at 14:01

Greenpeace is today calling on North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) to withdraw its application for a permit to dump 3-million cubic metres of dredge spoil near a WW2 plane wreck where 14 servicemen lost their lives.

New research means Burke must refuse Reef dredging permit

Press release | 29 May, 2013 at 11:08

Under questioning during Senate Estimates in Canberra yesterday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) revealed that the impacts of seabed dredging for coal port developments along the Great Barrier Reef coast could be far worse...

Abbot Point approvals under the spotlight: FOI documents reveal flawed process

Feature Story | 11 March, 2014 at 13:34

Recently, we revealed that the Federal Government ignored advice by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to not dredge and dump on the Reef. Our Research and Investigations team look into how this dreadful mess happened.

Is Australia shooting itself in the foot with reef port expansions?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 19 March, 2014

  With the approval of dredging as part of the Abbot Point port expansion, Australia has given the green light to an increase in coal exports. While opposition to the plan has focused primarily on the effects of dumping dredge spoil near the...

Great Barrier Reef ‘facts’ TV ads ignore dredge dumping risks

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 5 May, 2014

By Jon Brodie, James Cook University The United Nations is concerned about port expansions and dredging disposal in the Great Barrier Reef – but that bigger picture is ignored in new ‘Reef Facts’ commercials. Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL,...

70,000 people help give Greg Hunt the big picture

Blog entry by Danny Adams | 22 January, 2014

Thanks to your action to protect the Reef we have forced unprecedented scrutiny and public awareness of industrial developments that threaten and damage Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

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