Minister delighted by Great Barrier Reef status

The WHO's draft decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger' is the
The WHO's draft decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger' is the "strongest possible endorsement of what Queensland and Australia are doing."
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IT takes a lot to make a climatologist go 'wow' these days, but on May 18, there were plenty of 'wows' in the Bureau of Meteorology’s office. IT takes a lot to make a climatologist go 'wow' these days, but on May 18, there were plenty of 'wows' in the Bureau of Meteorology’s office.
THE government needs to stop commissioning endless reports into rail infrastructure and let the building begin, says Luke Fraser. THE government needs to stop commissioning endless reports into rail infrastructure and let the building begin, says Luke Fraser.
TAX depreciation measures for farmers announced in the 2015 Federal Budget will be brought forward to this year. TAX depreciation measures for farmers announced in the 2015 Federal Budget will be brought forward to this year.
THE Australian Made Campaign is teaming up with RANGEme to help give Aussie growers and manufacturers a competitive edge. THE Australian Made Campaign is teaming up with RANGEme to help give Aussie growers and manufacturers a competitive edge.
30 May 15 A sprawling necropolis is among the most thriving and exciting habitats for native animals in the Parramatta River catchment area.
Brad Hardman is the boxer who, when life kicked him in the guts 19 years ago, eventually refused to stay down for the 10-count.
30 May 15 Brad Hardman is the boxer who, when life kicked him in the guts 19 years ago, eventually refused to stay down for the 10-count.
30 May 15 Racist Wikipedia vandals have attacked the Wikipedia page of Adam Goodes with monkey pictures after his post-goal Indigenous war dance sparked a debate over racism in football.
30 May 15 Sue Neville accepted her cancer, endured the treatment and stared down the prospect of imminent death, but she could not cope with the sympathy of friends.
30 May 15 CERVINIA: When Heinrich Haussler spent the first rest day of the Giro d'Italia in hospital vomiting and with gastroenteritis, the prospect of him still competing in the race almost two...
30 May 15 Turkeys rarely vote for Christmas, so it's hardly surprising that Sepp Blatter managed to win the FIFA election on Friday and gain for himself a fifth term as president of the world's...
30 May 15 Australia's Will Power is the reigning IndyCar champion, but there is a gaping hole in his racing r??sum?? that needs to be filled.
30 May 15 The Inter Dominion will have a national television audience as the next golden generation of pacers clashes in Perth in December.
30 May 15 Minor premier Tuggeranong is the first team through to the Netball ACT state league netball grand final following an impressive 50-43 win against Arawang.
30 May 15 Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh said the NSW hierarchy would be well advised to talk to the outgoing Trevor Bayliss about who he believed is the best credentialed person...
Australian women joining Islamic State are motivated by more than just the prospect of becoming a
30 May 15 Australian women joining Islamic State are motivated by more than just the prospect of becoming a "jihadi bride", a new study suggests.
UNESCO says the Great Barrier Reef should not be deemed
30 May 15 UNESCO says the Great Barrier Reef should not be deemed "in danger", but environmental threats to our prized natural asset are ongoing.
30 May 15 Adam Goodes believes the polarised reaction to his war cry goal celebration in Friday night's game between the Sydney Swans and Carlton could stop other footballers from representing...
30 May 15 Federal and QLD governments convinced the committee they were making 'significant progress', but warns Australia still has more to do to stop continuing damage to this natural wonder.
30 May 15 Freshly returned FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given a truly bizarre re-election speech, as sport fans everywhere wonder how the man who presided over a major corruption scandal...
 A Henry Speight brace has kept the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby  finals hopes alive - but it could come at a cost.
30 May 15  A Henry Speight brace has kept the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby finals hopes alive - but it could come at a cost.
A warming planet is already stoking the intensity of tropical cyclones in the north-west Pacific and their ferocity will continue to increase even with moderate climate change over this century, an international research team has found.
30 May 15 A warming planet is already stoking the intensity of tropical cyclones in the north-west Pacific and their ferocity will continue to increase even with moderate climate change over this...
Frank Lowy is not happy. But after yet another loss in Zurich, he is philosophical.
30 May 15 Frank Lowy is not happy. But after yet another loss in Zurich, he is philosophical.
30 May 15 Sepp Blatter has been forced into a second round of voting in his bid for another four-year term as FIFA president, at the end of a week in which his organisation was plunged into a...
30 May 15 Adam Goodes unleashes emotional and startling war-dance-style goal celebration in the Swans' 10-goal win over Carlton at the SCG
30 May 15  Australia's decision to move against Sepp Blatter will give its enemies in the Asian Football Confederation another reason to try to kick it out.
The tours of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to Sydney are set to inject $18 million into the NSW economy as a result of a major influx of interstate and international tourists travelling specifically for the match.
30 May 15 The tours of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to Sydney are set to inject $18 million into the NSW economy as a result of a major influx of interstate and international tourists travelling...
30 May 15 Neither Carlton interim coach John Barker nor Swans coach John Longmire said they saw Adam Goodes' dramatic Indigenous goal celebration in the second term of Sydney's 10-goal win over...
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I went into a shop and asked for a litre of milk. The assistant said 5 dollars please. I said I
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sounds like a great day out, will be bringing the family. Yay!
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Nico, the UN's IPCC accepted satellite temperature data sets (RSS & UAH) pretty well concur that
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...