50th anniversary of a defining moment for Australian Indigenous civil rights

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH SENATOR HON NIGEL SCULLION, MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS Fifty years ago today, the Indigenous civil rights protests at the Moree Baths and Swimming Pool forever changed and influenced Australia’s Indigenous civil rights movement and the future of Aboriginal Australians. “The significance of events at the Moree Baths and Swimming Pool is…

Schools recognised for environmental action to protect the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Government is recognising Reef Guardian Schools across Queensland for positive, on-ground environmental actions in their schools and communities to help protect the Great Barrier Reef. Each year five schools receive $1000 from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, rewarding their environmental projects over the past year. Ten Reef Guardian Schools also receive…

Our commitment to greater protection for turtles and dugong passes parliament

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH WARREN ENTSCH MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHARDT Turtles and dugong have stronger protection from today after the Parliament passed new laws tripling penalties for killing or injuring these threatened species. “The amendments are in response to concerns about ongoing illegal poaching and trading of turtles and dugong and are part of…