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Reef in Brief - January 2014
Have your say on future Reef management
Have your say

You’re invited to have your say on the management of the Great Barrier Reef and coastal zone. Strategic Assessment consultation closes 31 January 2014.
Abbot Point
Abbot Point permit application
To enable us to fully consider the dredge disposal permit application from North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, we have delayed our decision under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act until 31 January 2014.
Current conditions on the Reef
Over summer we ramp up our reef health monitoring as this time of year poses a greater risk of coral bleaching, extreme weather and flooding.
Reef Guardians Rollingstone State School
Reef Guardians growing strong
Welcome to our new Reef Guardians, Rollingstone State School. Our Reef Guardian program now includes more than 300 schools, as well as 14 councils and many farmers, graziers and commercial fishers working to protect the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
Tourists enjoying the Great Barrier Reef
Reminder for tourism operators
Tourism operators are reminded that payment of the Environmental Management Charge with the charging return and logbook sheets (where applicable) for the 1 October to 31 December quarter is due by 31 January.
Eye on the Reef smart phone app
Help keep an eye on the Reef
If you’re out on the Reef these school holidays, share real time sightings of what you see through our Eye on the Reef smart phone app and help contribute to the Reef’s long-term protection.
Future Leaders Eco Challenge
Future Reef leaders in focus

The Future Leaders Eco Challenge is the focus of a new short video sharing the experiences of students from Reef Guardian schools working with local community groups to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Reef HQ Aquarium
School holiday fun at the aquarium
If you are in Townsville over the holidays, why not visit Reef HQ Aquarium? Our National Education Centre will open your eyes to an amazing world filled with thousands of charismatic marine creatures.
Beautiful coral on the Great Barrier Reef
New year’s Reef resolution
In 2014 choose to make your new year’s resolution to help protect the Reef by following some responsible reef practices when visiting the Marine Park.

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so it's protected for the future. Management is guided by Australian Government policies and legislation including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, as well as through engagement with scientific experts, industry and the community.

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