Public invited to have their say on Reef 2050 plan

The Australian and Queensland Governments invite Australians to have their say on a draft of the updated Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan. The six-week public consultation period closes on 30 September 2020. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said this is the first five-yearly comprehensive review of the Plan to ensure it continues to focus on…

Crown-of-thorns starfish control secured

Contracts worth $28.6 million have been awarded to help win the race against coral-eating Crown of Thorns Starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. The Morrison Government will deploy five, fully crewed boats over the next two years to address what remains one of the most significant threats to the Reef. Backed by the latest scientific…

Environmental Management Charge

MR ENTSCH: I rise this afternoon in full support of the measures contained in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020. Tourism is the No. 1 economic driver in my electorate, which goes from the Papua New Guinea border right through to Cairns. Our region was one of the…

Regional communities invited to lead Reef action plans

Regional communities at the forefront of on-ground and in-water efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef will be able to accelerate local Reef protection actions and strengthen connections with Reef science and managementunder a new $310,000 initiative. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is inviting applications for Community Action Plan leaders to design and lead the…

Great Barrier Reef

Mr ENTSCH: Recently, in my capacity as Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef, I presented my first report to the Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley. I must say that it has been a privilege to be in a position where I can provide input into the direction of government policy regarding the Great…