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.

Adani ineligible for government NAIF funding

December 6, 2016

My time interning at Earthjustice in USA

March 30, 2016

New report: Reef meets ‘in danger’ criteria

June 11, 2015

Why we demand an investigation into Adani’s environmental approvals

February 19, 2015

New report raises concerns about Adani’s authority to operate

January 29, 2015

Abbot Point Port and the Great Barrier Reef

March 7, 2012

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)