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New state-of-the-art vessel joins Great Barrier Reef fleet

May 07, 2021

The latest weapon in protecting the Great Barrier Reef has been officially unveiled in Gladstone today with the launch of a $9.7 million state of the art Reef Resilience vessel bringing new capabilities in compliance, surveying and research.

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Refurbished Moggill Koala Rehabilitation Centre opens

May 02, 2021

The Moggill Koala Rehabilitation Centre has undergone a major refurbishment with the newly modernised facility now equipped with cutting-edge treatment and diagnostic equipment.

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Keep watch as whales have a time

April 24, 2021

Queenslanders are being encouraged to keep their eyes peeled as humpback whales make their annual migration along the east coast, with many of the state’s national parks the perfect viewing platform. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said more than 25,000 whales are expected to swim past Queensland from now until November as the whales travel from and return to the southern ocean.

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Queensland leaders to scope Biden summit

April 22, 2021

The Palaszczuk Government will task leaders in industry, innovation and the environment to explore new opportunities out of US President Joe Biden’s upcoming climate summit.

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Heritage panel to bolster Queensland protection

April 18, 2021

The Palaszczuk Government has announced a new advisory panel will be established to strengthen Queensland’s heritage register and provide expert advice on heritage places and spaces. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon announced on World Heritage Day, April 18 that a panel of specialists would be created consisting of representatives from the Australian Institute of Architects, the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) and local governm...

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Traditional knowledge code for biodiscovery one step closer

April 18, 2021

Queensland has taken the next step in ensuring its biodiscovery industry meets international standards with the Palaszczuk Government opening consultation on a code of practice and guidelines for traditional knowledge in biodiscovery. Minister for Environment and Science Meaghan Scanlon said the consultation was part of reforming the Biodiscovery Act 2004, to better protect the knowledge of First Nations peoples’ while supporting the growth...

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