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: Legal analysis and correspondence on behalf of clients

Adani: Legal analysis and correspondence on behalf of clients

February 3, 2021

With the Great Barrier Reef on the brink, Australia’s climate policy is adrift at sea

June 30, 2020

Law students apart of the climate justice law clinic

Growing the next wave of climate justice lawyers

November 29, 2019

A big win for law reform to protect the Places You Love

December 20, 2018

EFIC fail: support for Adani opens legal and political risks

June 8, 2018

Could a future Labor government really stop the Adani mine?

February 7, 2018

Onslow Beach by Stu Rapley

NAIF: Any port in a storm

February 1, 2018

Australians spell it out: Stop Adani

An estimated 16,000 Australians at 45 events around the nation spell out ‘Stop Adani’ with their bodies.

NAIF prepared to do risky business

September 4, 2017

Protecting the reef: news and media

September 7, 2020

Suitable Scrutiny: QLD environment law must be fixed so that there can be proper scrutiny of Adani Minings suitable operator status

July 10, 2020

Environmental lawyers call for law change and an investigation into Adani’s ‘suitable operator’ following fresh allegations about shocking international track record

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)