Nine years after the Chinese-owned coal carrier Shen Neng 1 ran aground on the Douglas Shoal, efforts to restore the reef are about to begin.
The Queensland Government defends giving almost $3.5 million of taxpayer dollars to the controversial Great Barrier Reef Foundation, including more than $100,000 for a smartphone app that is yet to be delivered.
The auditor-general criticises the Environment Department's assessment of whether a funding allocation worth nearly half a billion dollars was good value for money.
Fiji's tourism industry, the backbone of the country's economy, is under threat as coral reefs are killed off. But a US-born marine biologist known as "the coral gardener" says he may have a solution to the problem.
Melbourne doctor Daniel Christidis is hailed as a "fantastic doctor" and an "exceptional character" by colleagues grieving his death from a shark attack in north Queensland this week.
North Queensland tourism operators say there are no obvious signs of a fall in visitors to the region in response to a spate of shark attacks, but behind the scenes many people are worried.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority reveals its new chairman as Dr Ian Poiner — who has until now led a different organisation, which has been at the centre of a governance crisis engulfing the authority.
Mass bleaching in 2019 could undermine early signs of recovery on the reef, and portend its future as a system no longer dominated by coral. If another underwater heatwave hits, it would be the third mass bleaching on the reef in four years — something not predicted to occur regularly until the second half of the century.
The botched sinking of ex-HMAS Tobruk by a government contractor, which left the ship on its side and needing modifications to make it safer, will not be fixed after the risks of damaging it are deemed too high.
Queensland's coordinator-general has granted Indian mining giant Adani a 20 per cent boost in coal export capacity through its Abbot Point terminal in north Queensland.