Protecting the reef

The Great Barrier Reef is an undisputed wonder of the world. But it is under pressure like never before. Two consecutive years of coral bleaching – a direct result of warmer-than-usual oceans – has taken a terrible toll on this magnificent ecosystem.

Australia has primary responsibility for the Great Barrier Reef under the UN World Heritage Convention. Yet our federal government’s policies to combat climate change – the biggest threat to the reef – are weak and it supports Adani’s proposed massive new coal mine, which would contribute substantially to global warming and hasten deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef. This is nothing short of negligent, given its obligation to protect our priceless World Heritage.

Environmental Justice Australia advocates for stronger action to protect the Great Barrier Reef, we expose the sorry record of Adani – the company that wants to build Australia’s biggest coal mine and ship the coal across the Great Barrier Reef to be burnt overseas – and we represent experts, like Dr Charlie Veron, the ‘Godfather of Coral’, who know what the reef needs to survive.

EFIC fail: support for Adani opens legal and political risks

June 8, 2018

Could a future Labor government really stop the Adani mine?

February 7, 2018

Onslow Beach by Stu Rapley

NAIF: Any port in a storm

February 1, 2018

Australians spell it out: Stop Adani

An estimated 16,000 Australians at 45 events around the nation spell out ‘Stop Adani’ with their bodies.

NAIF prepared to do risky business

September 4, 2017

Body considering Adani loan has loose governing framework

August 28, 2017

Facing up to the truth about the Great Barrier Reef

May 29, 2017

New block to Adani coal plans

May 29, 2017

Lawyers set path for World Heritage Committee to call nations to action to protect coral

March 10, 2017

Protecting the reef: news and media

August 8, 2018

Great Barrier Reef grant decision broke govt’s own rules, environmental lawyers say (ABC)

July 12, 2018

Submission to the Senate inquiry into the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Partnership Program

June 8, 2018

The real risks of EFIC support for Adani

February 1, 2018

Adani’s coalmine, the climate trigger and other ways Labor could kill off the project (Guardian Australia)

December 12, 2017

Queensland veto means no NAIF loan for Adani rail

December 6, 2017

Adani: Indian miner referred to consumer watchdog over ‘misleading’ employment claims (ABC)