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Cairns centres rewarded for helping protect the Great Barrier Reef

Published 03/03/2014

Local Trinity Beach and Holloways Beach education centres near Cairns have scooped prizes to undertake environmental projects.

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Media response - Abbot Point documents

Published 02/03/2014

Response to media enquiries about documents relating to Abbot Point which were the subject of an FOI request.

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New Reef Guardians for the Reef

Published 21/02/2014

Twenty two new schools have joined the Reef Guardian schools program.

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Townsville schools rewarded for helping protect the Great Barrier Reef

Published 18/02/2014

Calvary Christian College in Townsville scooped a prize for making positive environmental changes in their school to help protect the Reef.

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Abbot Point - update 20 December 2013

Published 20/12/2013

We've extended the time for making a decision on the dredge disposal application under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act until 31 January 2014.

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Abbot Point decision

Published 11/12/2013

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt today approved an application by North Queensland Bulk Ports to expand its coal terminal at Abbot Point.

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Stay mellow, follow rules in the yellow

Published 11/12/2013

One line, one hook — this is the simple practice fishers should remember when they’re out fishing in a Conservation Park (Yellow) Zone.

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Coral rebirth follows cyclone havoc

Published 10/12/2013

Baby corals are blooming on the Great Barrier Reef amid the wreckage left behind by cyclone Yasi.

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Little Leroy flippers out into the big wide world

Published 06/12/2013

The pint-sized patient that won the hearts of visitors and staff alike at Reef HQ Aquarium’s turtle hospital is on his way home.

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Have your say on future management of the Great Barrier Reef

Published 05/12/2013

Mackay residents interested in the future of the Great Barrier Reef are invited to attend a community information session on December 3.

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Have your say on future management of the Great Barrier Reef

Published 05/12/2013

Residents in the Rockhampton region who are interested in the future of the Great Barrier Reef are invited to attend a community information session.

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Gladstone community information session

Published 05/12/2013

Gladstone residents interested in the future of the Great Barrier Reef are invited to attend a community information session.

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Nesting season to track health of green turtles

Published 28/11/2013

Surveys conducted during this year’s turtle nesting season are expected to show if the population of green turtles is bouncing back.

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Have your say on future management of the Great Barrier Reef

Published 26/11/2013

Townsville residents interested in the future of the Great Barrier Reef are invited to attend a community information session on November 26.

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Have your say on future management of the Great Barrier Reef

Published 12/11/2013

Whitsunday residents are encouraged to have their say on future management of the Great Barrier Reef by attending an information session in Airlie Beach.

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