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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes Great Barrier Reef board over ‘mining links’

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 02:32pm by AFP

    ... for protecting the Great Barrier Reef after some board members were urged to resign over alleged conflicts of interest related to the mining industry. Environment Minister Greg Hunt ordered an investigation after the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired allegations that coal and gas industry ties had seen the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) relax its stance ...

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    ‘Spawn bank’ holds hopes for future of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 02:55pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney For the past two years Australian scientists have been collecting and storing billions of reproductive cells from the Great Barrier Reef, hoping that this “spawn bank” ... of the seven natural wonders of the world, the 2,000 km Great Barrier Reef is home to 400 types of coral, 240 species of birds and 1,500 species of fish. It is worth A$6 billion a year in tourism ...

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    Australia’s Barrier Reef slips into ‘poor’ health

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia hailed “solid” progress on water quality at the Great Barrier Reef on Wednesday but admitted that overall conditions were now “poor” as it battles ... the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef it is critical that we build on the momentum of the previous reef plan with a focus on improving water quality and land management practices through ambitious ...

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    Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off, scientists warn

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 10:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney A huge slab of sea floor near the Great Barrier Reef is in the early stages of collapse and could generate a tsunami when it finally breaks off, researchers ... on the continental shelf. “Undersea landslides are a well understood geological process but we didn’t know there were any on the Barrier Reef,” geologist Robin Beaman told reporters. “We found this one large ...

  5. Guangzhou executive semi-finalist for 'best job in the world' contest

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... destinations in Southeast Asia whenever he is on holiday. He also travels extensively but has not tried the waters off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 'I would love to scuba-dive on the Great ... countries that Tourism Queensland chose to compete for the job, which entails spending six months on Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef. A total of 34,684 applicants from about 200 countries ...

  6. ISLAND retreats

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zen-inducing views of the spectacular Whitsundays, with big game fishing, thrilling sailing and coral reef snorkelling and diving right on your doorstep? Holidaymakers have long loved the Great Barrier Reef for its gorgeous island retreats. Now a privileged few can own a share of it. The release of Hayman Private Residences and Hayman Marina Residences represents the first private ownership ...

  7. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... wants someone to take up residence in a three-bedroom house with its own swimming pool on Hamilton Island, on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, for six months and tell the world all about it. ... to experience moving up and down the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. 'We want someone to spend an extended amount of time to really get to know the islands, the people, and soaking up ...

  8. Channel hop

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... the 35,000 people who applied for the opening as caretaker of the islands of Australia's Great Barrier Reef would probably tell you it's never too late to go after your dream job. ...

  9. Voyages Resort, Heron Island

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... Nicolette Loizou Where is it? The resort lies amid classically blue waters 535km north of Brisbane, on the east coast of Australia. Set just off the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the island does not admit day-trippers, meaning the colour-splashed coral cay of the seabed is entirely for the responsible enjoyment of guests. To arrive in equally exclusive style, take ...

  10. Civilian buys rocket launcher at recyclers

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The army is investigating how a military rocket launcher ended up being bought by a civilian for A$2 (HK$12) after he found it dumped on the outskirts of a Queensland town. The embarrassing security breach occurred when James Malone ...




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