Topic archives: great barrier reef

Coal lies exposed, Adani’s house of cards teeters

April 18, 2017 17

From the backbench to foreign policy and economics, the budget and now Alan Jones, Adani is causing Turnbull all sorts of problems, writes Australia Institute executive director Ben Oquist.

One Nation v science

December 1, 2016 18

One Nation has been making quite a few claims about science and climate change. Luckily, scientists are very happy to set the record straight, writes Crikey intern Jordan Fermanis .

Alan Jones launches $1m website to crowdsource the Great Barrier Reef

October 26, 2016 4

Can you discuss conservation of the Great Barrier Reef without talking about climate change? Alan Jones thinks so, and that a $1 million website is the best way to do it.

Greg Hunt says … something innovation something

July 29, 2016

The new Innovation Minister Greg Hunt points towards his work as environment minister to talk up how great he is at innovation.

World’s Best Minister saves Great Barrier Reef

May 31, 2016 1

After days of damning reports about the Great Barrier Reef, the Environment Minister takes credit despite coral bleaching.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 31, 2016 2

Rice lawyers up ... get Shorten ... Feeney screws up (again) ...

Adani coal mine still faces two big legal hurdles

April 4, 2016 9

Adani might have state government approval for its new mine, but that doesn't mean it's a done deal.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 22, 2015 3

Change.org's pot petition ... don't look now, Hunt's screwing the environment ... war on Christmas part 42,856

Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

November 9, 2015 11

The Australian Conservation Federation has launched a court challenge against the government's Carmichael mine project, saying the mine could harm the Great Barrier Reef.

Keane: the black and white world of Abbott’s spinning

Keane: the black and white world of Abbott’s spinning

November 24, 2014 41

The government's default communication strategy is to to tell people they're wrong. And, unsurprisingly, it's not working.

Essential: Labor (finally) into the lead — and we don’t care about Schapelle

February 18, 2014 3

Labor has moved into the lead for the first time in three years in this week's Essential Report. It may be because voters are increasingly worried about losing their jobs.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 7, 2014 5

Purge at the ATO? ... Oz and ABC are all loved-up ... Stop Tony Meow knobbled ...

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: school spirit … wages stoush … TA takedown …

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: school spirit … wages stoush … TA takedown …

February 5, 2014 2

The federal government has some funny ideas about education, as it wants to give $70 million to schools to ... er ... do exactly what they are doing now. Plus Tony Abbott's YouTube smackdown, celebrity tragedies and Margie Abbott's musings.

Battle for the reef rages below the poll surface

Battle for the reef rages below the poll surface

August 19, 2013 13

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?

Nothing fishy about delayed Great Barrier Reef impact report

Nothing fishy about delayed Great Barrier Reef impact report

July 25, 2013 5

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.

Crikey Clarifier: why is the Great Barrier Reef in danger?

Crikey Clarifier: why is the Great Barrier Reef in danger?

May 9, 2013 4

UNESCO has held off putting the Great Barrier Reef on its endangered list -- for now. Crikey intern Sasha Petrova finds out why the reef's in trouble and what the next steps are.

Radioactive reef? Plan to ship uranium over Great Barrier Reef

March 22, 2013 4

Queensland may allow the shipping of uranium over the Great Barrier Reef. Is this a danger to one of Australia's most treasured natural assets? Crikey intern Tim Fitzpatrick investigates.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

March 14, 2013 1

What's wrong with our marine reserves? And other political issues of the day.

Are we deliberately destroying the Great Barrier Reef?

Are we deliberately destroying the Great Barrier Reef?

October 5, 2012 6

We know the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. It's time to admit that our climate policies will contribute to its ultimate destruction, argues Dr Chris McGrath.

The beast killing the Great Barrier Reef

The beast killing the Great Barrier Reef

October 2, 2012 3

It might look pretty, but the crown-of-thorns starfish is one of the main reasons the Great Barrier Reef is in serious trouble. Half the reef’s coral has been killed off in the last few decades, due to this beastie, plus storm damage and coral bleaching caused by global warming. Scientists at the Australian Institute of […]