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Top 10 reasons why Carmichael mega mine is a REALLY bad idea

Feature Story | 23 July, 2014 at 11:00

Environment Minister Greg Hunt approves Carmichael, the biggest ever coal mine in Australia - a mine so huge it needs its own coal terminal dug right out of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Will the UN World Heritage Committee give Australia one more chance to save the Reef?

Feature Story | 17 June, 2013 at 13:26

World leaders are meeting this fortnight to decide how our government is tracking on its promise to save the Great Barrier Reef from spiralling coal exports.

Australia's Partnership With an Indian Mining Giant Could Destroy the Great Barrier Reef

Feature Story | 2 December, 2014 at 14:32

The Port of Abbot Point in northeast Australia will be one of the biggest coal terminals in the world when its expansion is complete. The sprawling 15-square-mile industrial site will cost $14.4 billion to develop and ultimately be capable of...

What will Tony Burke say to UNESCO about saving the Reef?

Feature Story | 31 January, 2013 at 10:10

On 1 February, our government will respond to world leaders on its plans to stop surging coal exports in Queensland from destroying the Great Barrier Reef.

We have won before

Feature Story | 13 March, 2013 at 10:13

In 2011, thirty years after the event, Queensland state cabinet documents were released that showed the then-Premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, was totally opposed to the World Heritage declaration of the Great Barrier Reef. Why? Because his...

How many grandmas do you know who’d walk 1168 km for the planet?

Feature Story | 27 May, 2013 at 8:57

June Norman might look like your average grandma. But on 1 June 2013 she started an epic 1186 kilometre journey on foot from Cairns to Gladstone to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland's Reef Ports Strategy a big con

Press release | 17 October, 2013 at 12:33

The draft Great Barrier Reef Ports Strategy released by the Queensland Government today is an attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of Queenslanders, according to Greenpeace.

A crisis of legitimacy

Feature Story | 15 April, 2013 at 9:34

The actions and decisions threatening the Great Barrier Reef.

The story of the Alpha coal mine

Feature Story | 16 September, 2013 at 16:02

The Alpha coal mega-mine — a joint venture between Gina Rinehart's Hancock Coal and Indian giant GVK — is a massive greenfield development planned for Queensland's remote Galilee Basin.

The industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef

Feature Story | 13 December, 2013 at 13:00

In weighing up the interests of the Great Barrier Reef against those of transnational coal companies, Greg Hunt decided it was more important to protect the latter, writes David Ritter.

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