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Protecting our ocean
Join us in celebrating the beautiful clear water of the northern tropics and safeguarding it from unnecessary dredging and other activities that muddy our wonderful Cleveland Bay – an ecological hotspot and fundamental to our unique lifestyle.
Clear Water Townsville is a partnership between North Queensland Conservation Council and the Magnetic Island Nature Care Association.
Continue reading “Introducing “Clear Water Townsville””
This is the text of a media release distributed by NQCC at 2.15pm on Monday 14 March:
North Queensland Conservation Council is extremely concerned that coral bleaching in the Far North of the Great Barrier Reef is now so bad that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has upped its response to level 2.
In the light of this, NQCC calls on government to prevent further Reef degradation by taking strong action on climate change and better financing water quality improvement programs. Continue reading “NQCC calls for stronger government action as coral bleaching worsens”
For those who watched Four Corners last Monday, it must be very clear that the decision-makers on Abbot Point, the career bureaucrat, the CEO of GBRMPA and the Federal Minister are jointly and severally in denial about the Great Barrier Reef.
As world-renowned scientists lined up to say ‘DON’T DUMP’, the three wise ……. ones collectively buried their heads in the sand and said ‘we know better’. Continue reading “Decision-makers in denial”
Once again, the sanity of our leaders must be called into question. This time, the Federal government (following the example of our State government earlier in the month) has given the tick of approval to the Carmichael mine, a 60 million tonnes per annum thermal coal mine in the Galilee Basin that would export through Abbot Point.
Carmichael is one of the reasons that Continue reading “So much damage, so little gain”
Last Wednesday, NQCC was one of a dozen speakers giving evidence before the Senate Committee hearing into the Australian and Queensland government’s protection of the Great Barrier Reef.
In her address (Address to Senate Reef Hearing in Townsville, July 2014), which kicked off proceedings, NQCC Coordinator Wendy Tubman pointed to a problem that was echoed throughout the day’s proceedings: The lack of political will to make real and effective changes to how the Reef is managed.
She, like others following, called for greater independence for GBRMPA and the need for governments to take the science seriously, rather than rely on political spin to cover a basically business as usual approach. Continue reading “Senate hears it for the Reef”