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Battle for the reef rages below the poll surface

There is a new threat to the Great Barrier Reef in the form of shipping and nearby mining, writes local journalist John Mikkelsen. Will anyone except the Greens talk about it?

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Nothing fishy about delayed Great Barrier Reef impact report

The report on the Gladstone harbour development is in its final stages but has been delayed. But local journalist John Mikkelsen reports the delay was not politically motivated.

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Try not to kill the boom, Mr Ferguson

Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has talked down his own portfolio with a knee-jerk response to BHP’s Olympic Dam decision. James Kirby of Business Spectator reports.

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Is the Gladstone gas project too high a price to pay for the reef?

If the fisheries and tourism of the Great Barrier Reef are worth $5 billion per annum, the impact of the Gladstone LNG project alone could be very significant, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

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Call to stop Gladstone dredging until fish, human health impact resolved

With all this spin, deceit and bluster by the Queensland government, it is easy to forget that all of these fish and public health issues are in and around the Geat Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage area, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

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Greens Senator: put the brakes on Gladstone dredging

Already 1.7 million cubic metres have been ripped up from the bottom of Gladstone Harbour in the past two months. Alarmingly, there’s still 44 million cubic metres to go, writes Larissa Waters, Greens Senator for Queensland

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Gladstone disaster lurches on behind government spin

The erratic response to the still-unfolding disaster in and around Gladstone Habour is still a headache for both sides of the argument, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

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Let’s not repeat the Gladstone mistake

I worked in Gladstone, Queensland, from 1971 to 1980 on construction projects and visit children and grandchildren who still live their four or five times a year. Nothing can adequately express the horror of the true situation, writes Mike Crook.

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Fisherman loses leg, Oz risks losing reef’s World Heritage listing

Last Friday the Queensland government suspended dredging in Gladstone Harbour — for three days. This was in response to ongoing deaths of green turtles, dugongs, blind barramundi, fish kills and fishermen ending up in hospital, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

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Denial of service attacks — it’s not a hack, OK?

Crikey readers have their say.

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First, turtles die, now fish … and anglers handling fish get ill

The sick and dead animals coincided with dredging by Gladstone Port Corporation working on the massive LNG plant and pipeline being built in the harbour, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

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Postcard from Gladstone, a small town in a big world

The Queensland town of Gladstone may seem sunny and laid back, but its future hangs on the precarious movements of the global commodities market, with thousands of jobs in danger. That’s if the environmentalists don’t get to them first.

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