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.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns the world must virtually eliminate the use of coal for electricity by 2040 if there is to be a chance of saving even some of the Great Barrier Reef.
More than $20 million of taxpayers' money allocated to protect the Great Barrier Reef has been funnelled through a series of companies linked to two tourism operators, one of whom is on the Government board making those funding decisions.
Federal Labor has pledged to withdraw the $443 million given to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. But the foundation's decisions are led by science and free of undue influence, writes its chief scientist Peter J Mumby.
A resort developer partners with a cryptocurrency consortium to offer tradeable tokens to investors to help fund a $300 million development on Great Keppel Island.