Great Barrier Reef

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Reports to World Heritage Committee on Great Barrier Reef, Tasmanian Wilderness

Australia’s latest reports to the World Heritage Committee outline the comprehensive action being undertaken by the Australian and state governments to protect and sustain the Great Barrier Reef and the Tasmanian Wilderness.

2 December 2019Ley

Joint press conference with Hon Warren Entsch MP, Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef

Waste and recycling, launch of discussion paper, marine plastic pollution, single-use plastics, election commitments, National Recycling Week, waste export ban, Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns City Deal, regional infrastructure.

14 November 2019Evans
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Ministers endorse Reef Strategy

The Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum in Townsville has endorsed current reef management strategies and highlighted the importance of a coordinated Federal and State approach in protecting the R

19 November 2019Ley
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Improving Great Barrier Reef water quality - $141 million program open for business

Farmers and organisations working in the Mackay-Whitsunday and Fitzroy regions are invited to put forward their ideas for water quality improvement projects under the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

29 October 2019Ley
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New appointment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Board

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Duane Fraser, a Wulgurukaba and Bidjara Traditional Owner, to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Board.

3 October 2019Ley
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2017 - 2018 Reef Water Quality Report Card released

The report card outlines the progress of the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan. This plan seeks to improve the quality of water flowing from the land to the Great Barrier Reef.

30 August 2019Ley
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Supporting the Great Barrier Reef

The 2019 Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report, which I have tabled in Parliament today underlines the critical importance of the Morrison Government’s $1.2 billion investment in the Reef and of its $3

30 August 2019Ley
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Love our Reef

Tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef have sent a clear message to the rest of Australia that the Great Barrier Reef is open for business.

13 August 2019Ley
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World Oceans Day

Did you know that 70% of the planet is an ocean?

7 June 2019Ley
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New recruits in the starfish wars

New recruits can now be called upon to help in the Australian Government's all-out assault on coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef.

17 August 2018Price
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Partnership between governments and farmers to help improve water quality of the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Government will provide an additional $3.5 million, complementing $3.7 million from the Queensland Government, to help sugarcane farmers improve their fertiliser use efficiency.

17 July 2018Price
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New starfish-fighting fleet on the horizon

The number of vessels combating coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish is about to triple, as the Australian Government prepares for an all-out assault on one of the Great Barrier Reef's greatest threats.

13 June 2018Price


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