The World Heritage Committee has upheld their draft decision handed down in earlier this month on the Great Barrier Reef, which calls upon the Government to stop developments that may affect the Reef until a comprehensive strategic assessment can be completed.
The Greens are calling on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to stand firm against the demands from the LNP’s largest donor, Clive Palmer, to dump polluted water from his nickel refinery into the Great Barrier Reef.
New research released yesterday shows dredging is to blame for Gladstone Harbour’s environmental crisis, and should prompt the federal government to finally step in and protect the World Heritage listed area and the communities which rely upon it.
On the eve of the United Nations Rio+20 conference, marking 20 years since the Rio Declaration on Sustainable Development, a new report commissioned by Australian Greens has found Australia is failing all of the environmental commitments it signed up to 20 years ago.
Last night’s explosive UNESCO State of Conservation Report and draft decisions on the Great Barrier Reef is a slap in the face for the federal and Queensland governments, who must now stop their dredging, dumping and shipping frenzy to avoid the international embarrassment of a World Heritage in Danger listing within 8 months.
Video footage of coal seam gas bubbling from the Condamine River close to CSG mining operations shows the need for a five year moratorium on this risky industry, despite the old parties voting against the Greens move to legislate for a moratorium in federal Parliament last night.