Cleaning up our Great Barrier Reef ahead of the wet season

The Australian Government through its $140 million Reef Trust has provided $700,000 to clean-up marine debris across the Great Barrier Reef, protecting iconic species and helping to conserve the Reef’s outstanding universal value. Marine debris can harm marine life, pose a navigational hazard and smother coral. It can enter through waterways and drains and eventually…

Doorstop Cairns

E&OE…. Topics: Yellow Crazy Ants, Great Barrier Reef Water Quality, Carmichael Mine QUESTION: Minister we're now at the seven week mark since the Carmichael Mine approval was set aside. You indicated that re-approval might take six to eight weeks, so are you still working towards that timeline? GREG HUNT: We're working within that timeframe. Whether…

A sixth Clean Air Champion

The Australian Government announced the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) as its sixth Clean Air Champion at the 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference in Melbourne today. Clean Air Champions are a select group of representatives from industry, community and academia which help to raise awareness and knowledge of the…

Report card shows continued progress in improving reef water quality

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2014 released today shows landholders are continuing to help protect the Great Barrier Reef by reducing pollutant loads entering the reef, but accelerated change is needed to achieve the targets. Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles released the…