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Morrison government gives former staffer a $350,000 job managing the Great Barrier Reef

Morrison government gives former staffer a $350,000 job managing the Great Barrier Reef

The staffer, Josh Thomas, was employed by Melissa Price, Josh Frydenberg and Greg Hunt.

  • by Nicole Hasham

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Threat of sediment runoff to Great Barrier Reef worse than thought
Water

Threat of sediment runoff to Great Barrier Reef worse than thought

New research has found sediment runoff ins't just a threat to the Great Barrier Reef by itself but also stops coral recovering from other threats like bleaching

  • by Stuart Layt
Adani to fight allegation of releasing sediment during cyclone
Adani

Adani to fight allegation of releasing sediment during cyclone

Adani will plead not guilty to releasing sediment water eight times over the allowed limit into the Great Barrier Reef during Cyclone Debbie in 2017.

Floods create risk of Great Barrier Reef 'freshwater bleaching'
Water

Floods create risk of Great Barrier Reef 'freshwater bleaching'

The massive amount of freshwater runoff from recent flooding around Townsville could be just as damaging to the Great Barrier Reef as recent bleaching events.

  • by Stuart Layt
'A complete assault on farming': MP slams Great Barrier Reef plans

'A complete assault on farming': MP slams Great Barrier Reef plans

Proposed laws will protect the Great Barrier Reef from run-off, which has been linked to outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Adani approvals 'mess' could take two years, Queensland official says
Mining

Adani approvals 'mess' could take two years, Queensland official says

The department of environment had told Adani to "go back to the drawing board and draft a management plan", the Queensland resources investment commissioner said.

  • by Sudarshan Varadhan
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Qld chief scientist backs Great Barrier Reef Foundation's 'resilience' projects
Ethical living

Qld chief scientist backs Great Barrier Reef Foundation's 'resilience' projects

Professor Paul Bertsch argues "business as usual" projects aren't working and the controversial foundation's "risky" research is what's needed.

  • by Tony Moore
Tribunal hears call to shake-up Queensland shark cull policy
Animal rights

Tribunal hears call to shake-up Queensland shark cull policy

Humane Society International has launched a legal challenge against the state over its use of lethal measures in the Great Barrier Reef.

  • by Shae McDonald
New action plan uses blue mussels to clean Peel-Harvey estuary water
Wildlife

New action plan uses blue mussels to clean Peel-Harvey estuary water

Researchers are racing against time to see which type of mussel species survives best in the Peel-Harvey estuary to sustain the one per cent left of its shellfish reef.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar
Legal challenge to Great Barrier Reef shark cull
Great Barrier Reef

Legal challenge to Great Barrier Reef shark cull

Humane Society International will push for the removal of the 173 lethal drumlines installed in the world heritage-listed marine park.

  • by Aaron Bunch
Audit finds bureaucrats applied 'insufficient scrutiny' to $443 million Barrier Reef grant
Tony Burke

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