Governance

New legislation for improved air quality

The Turnbull Government has today (10 August 2017) introduced new legislation to help improve Australia’s air quality. The Product Emissions Standards Bill will allow new

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12-month pilot vessel-boarding station opens on Gold Coast

Joint Media Release with the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Federal Member for Fadden 

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Help shape the future of our waterways

With five rivers, 260km of navigable waterways and more than 750 hectares of lakes and dams to manage, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority plays a

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Drink Driving and Marine Licensing in Queensland

Any mariner worth their salt knows that alcohol and boats are not a good mix. Many marine incidents are attributable to the consumption of alcohol

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Give a hoot, don’t pollute: Marine pollution laws in Queensland

We have received a number of queries recently about marine pollution laws for recreational vessels. One inquirer was under the impression that minor oil spills

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Your boating tips this holiday season

The family is around and it’s finally time to pull the boat out of the shed for the festive season. And if our boating tips are

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Laws of Commercial Boat Registration

In Queensland, there are two systems for the registration of boats that may be of interest to Gold Coast boaties. Recreational registration is a relatively

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Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban

Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban   In the November-January 2016 edition of Boat Gold Coast, we featured a story on the upcoming legislation

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Queensland Recreational Boating Council

The Queensland Recreational Boating Council Inc. (QRBC) was formed in 1969. Since then the Council has delivered over forty five years of uninterrupted service for

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Is it the end of two-stroke outboards?

In April 2014, the Commonwealth Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, secured the agreement of Australia’s Environment Ministers to work together to develop a

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