Divers home in on thorny threat

Published 17/09/2014

Trained divers tasked with the job of culling the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef have begun targeting a series of individual reefs thought to be spreading the current outbreak.

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Reef 2050 information sessions

Published 17/09/2014

Find out more about the draft Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan at information sessions in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone next week.

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Abbot Point onshore disposal

Published 10/09/2014

We welcome the Queensland Government’s announcement that proposes onshore disposal of dredge material from the Abbot Point port development.

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Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan

You’re invited to have your say on the Australian and Queensland government’s Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan.

Strategic assessment and 25-year management plan

Our strategic assessment and 25-year management plan outlines how we will strengthen Reef management and new initiatives.

Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report

We've released our 2014 Outlook Report on the Reef's health, management and likely future.


Sharing Reef stories is the latest video in our Reef Tube series is about the history and heritage of Great Barrier Reef lightstations and the people who worked there.

Ministers meet Traditional Owners

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Queensland Minister for National Parks Steve Dickson met with Traditional Owners in Cairns recently.

Reef Ranger reports for duty on Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef and its amazing inhabitants will be better protected for Queenslanders and tourists to enjoy thanks to the launch of a new $5 million vessel, the ‘Reef Ranger’.