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Audit finds bureaucrats applied 'insufficient scrutiny' to $443 million Barrier Reef grant

Audit finds bureaucrats applied 'insufficient scrutiny' to $443 million Barrier Reef grant

Bureaucrats took just three days to choose the Great Barrier Reef Foundation as the government's "obvious partner".

  • by Michael Koziol

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Robot revitalising the reef 'like spreading fertiliser on your lawn'
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Robot revitalising the reef 'like spreading fertiliser on your lawn'

An undersea robot has made a world-first baby coral delivery to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Ministers to clash in new year over giant Cape York land clearing bid
Biodiversity

Ministers to clash in new year over giant Cape York land clearing bid

A cattle station owner wants to clear a further 1800 hectares as conservationists claim there is a high risk sediment will flow out to the reef.

  • by Tony Moore
Shark tagging begins after three maulings in north Queensland
Great Barrier Reef

Shark tagging begins after three maulings in north Queensland

Shark tagging has begun in the Whitsunday Islands' Cid Harbour after three attacks in recent months.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Model citizen: Jarrod Scott on saving our reef

Model citizen: Jarrod Scott on saving our reef

As well as sporting the best casual looks, model Jarrod Scott is helping to draw attention to the plight of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • by Jane Rocca
Malcolm Turnbull asked to front Reef inquiry
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Malcolm Turnbull asked to front Reef inquiry

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has been asked to front the Senate inquiry into his government's $443 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation early next year.

  • by Peter Hannam
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'No direct impacts' on reef: Minister defends Adani as activists target Labor
Great Barrier Reef

'No direct impacts' on reef: Minister defends Adani as activists target Labor

Environment Minister Melissa Price says the controversial project will have more than 180 conditions imposed on it.

  • by Max Koslowski
Great Barrier Reef bleaching risks rise with huge Queensland heatwave
Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef bleaching risks rise with huge Queensland heatwave

The record-breaking heatwave now roasting Cooktown and much of north Queensland has authorities bracing for what would be the third mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in four summers.

  • by Peter Hannam
Yes, Prime Minister, I'm striking from school: consider it a climate lesson
Opinion
Opinion

Yes, Prime Minister, I'm striking from school: consider it a climate lesson

A 15-year-old Swedish girl started a global movement. Here's why I'm joining it along with thousands of other students who care about the planet's future.

  • by Veronica Hester
Federal government botched scrutiny of plan to bulldoze pristine forest
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Federal government botched scrutiny of plan to bulldoze pristine forest

The development comes as confidential documents show government MPs lobbied the department to wave through the proposal, which would raze land almost three times the size of the combined central business districts of Sydney and Melbourne.

  • by Nicole Hasham
'Success guaranteed': Reef centre misses funding despite strong review
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'Success guaranteed': Reef centre misses funding despite strong review

A world-renowned coral reef research centre missed out on funding to groups proposing the study of the "digital child", "creative aging" and the Enlightenment despite an external review finding its plan to be "revolutionary".

  • by Peter Hannam