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Environment Minister Melissa Price attacks Kristina Keneally over reef 'witch hunt'

Environment Minister Melissa Price attacks Kristina Keneally over reef 'witch hunt'

The new environment minister has also accused Labor of intimidation and other "outrageous" behaviour as it opposes a controversial grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

  • by Nicole Hasham

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How reef funds went from $5 million to nearly $500 million in five days
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How reef funds went from $5 million to nearly $500 million in five days

After the surprise $443m funding announcement, officials scrambled for a celebrity, kids and an idea of what to do with the money, FOI documents reveal.

  • by Carrie Fellner & Peter Hannam
Great Barrier Reef charity powers ahead with cash splash despite Labor threat
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Great Barrier Reef charity powers ahead with cash splash despite Labor threat

It has also emerged that a board director supports Queensland fossil fuel projects that are endangering the reef.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Banking on the reef
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Banking on the reef

Australia should take care to avoid the same mistakes with our national treasures so the tragedy of Brazil's national museum is not repeated.

  • by Ebony Bennett
Labor will force return of controversial $443 million Great Barrier Reef grant
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Labor will force return of controversial $443 million Great Barrier Reef grant

In a letter to the reef charity, Labor says a federal election “can be called at any time” and warns it against "grossly inappropriate" spending decisions.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Killer robot ready to protect barrier reef
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Killer robot ready to protect barrier reef

An underwater drone that can keep watch over the Great Barrier Reef's health and kill invading species is ready to be put to the test.

  • by Aaron Bunch
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Reef donation just the tip of the iceberg
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Reef donation just the tip of the iceberg

All of this speaks to the need for far-reaching housecleaning to rebuild trust in the political system.

  • by Tony Walker
'No justice': Huge Reef Foundation grant stuns charity sector

'No justice': Huge Reef Foundation grant stuns charity sector

The government's $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation slammed as 'ludicrous' and 'unfair' by the country's $135 billion charity sector.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Whole thing is a mystery': Reef Foundation windfall hits private fund

'Whole thing is a mystery': Reef Foundation windfall hits private fund

Government's claim that its $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation will stimulate private donations has been disputed by a leading coral scientist.

  • by Peter Hannam
Great Barrier Reef funding faces 'potential' review by National Audit Office
Malcolm Turnbull

Great Barrier Reef funding faces 'potential' review by National Audit Office

The Turnbull government could face further weeks of scrutiny over a controversial $444 million grant.

  • by Peter Hannam
'It's not unusual': Frydenberg defends $444m reef grant
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'It's not unusual': Frydenberg defends $444m reef grant

"The foundation was chosen because it is the best organisation to leverage off the private sector."

  • by Dana McCauley