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'It's not unusual': Frydenberg defends $444m reef grant

'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

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Outrageous grant to reef foundation threatens vital public research
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Outrageous grant to reef foundation threatens vital public research

By giving this money to a private foundation, the government has sidelined Australia’s publicly funded research agencies.

  • by Kim Carr
The bigger questions about reef foundation's $444 million windfall
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Opinion

The bigger questions about reef foundation's $444 million windfall

There is no guarantee that spending on making the Great Barrier Reef more "resilient" will succeed.

  • by Kate Mackenzie
'Don't match': Analysis of Reef Foundation raises fresh funding doubts
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'Don't match': Analysis of Reef Foundation raises fresh funding doubts

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, a non-profit body controversially granted $443 million dollars, appears to have exaggerated its ability to raise funds.

  • by Peter Hannam
Fossil fuel backers 'deeply aligned' with reef rescue efforts

Fossil fuel backers 'deeply aligned' with reef rescue efforts

Great Barrier Reef Foundation executives faced a Senate grilling on Monday over the awarding of a $443 million grant to the charity.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Australian governments concede Great Barrier Reef headed for 'collapse'
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Australian governments concede Great Barrier Reef headed for 'collapse'

Critics say the official plan recognises the climate change threat but ignores Australia’s weak emissions targets.

  • by Nicole Hasham
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Mass coral bleaching forces review of reef protection plan

Mass coral bleaching forces review of reef protection plan

The Australian and Queensland governments have on Friday brought forward a report including more urgent impacts from climate change after major coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • by Tony Moore
'Truly scary': researcher wants to brighten clouds to rescue the Great Barrier Reef

'Truly scary': researcher wants to brighten clouds to rescue the Great Barrier Reef

Worried that his son may never experience the kaleidoscopic marvels of the Great Barrier Reef, Daniel Harrison has devised an ingenious plan to help save it.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Cherry-picked charity to pocket at least $22.5 million in taxpayer funding for reef

Cherry-picked charity to pocket at least $22.5 million in taxpayer funding for reef

The tiny foundation will also receive money from interest earned on the windfall, which could run into the tens of millions.

  • by Nicole Hasham
'Insufficient': Queensland government savages reef deal

'Insufficient': Queensland government savages reef deal

It has also emerged the private organisation cherry-picked by the government to administer $444 million in reef funding will receive a cut of the money.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Reef charity's fundraising record casts doubt on $444 million grant
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Reef charity's fundraising record casts doubt on $444 million grant

The Turnbull government's record funding injection to a small reef charity has been described as "bizarre".

  • by Nicole Hasham