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Discussion about Four Corners program about the Great Barrier Reef

In The Conversation (19.8.14) Terry Hughes discusses the ABC Program on the Great Barrier Reef.  ‘The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report, released this month by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, states that “there will be a need for increased capital and maintenance dredging”. However, the scientific evidence for the onward decline of the Barrier Reef Region is indisputable.  Many people would argue that it is far too risky to develop huge new coal mines, build the world’s largest coal ports, dump unprecedented levels of dredge spoil at sea, and still have aspirations to protect the Great Barrier Reef, maintain its World Heritage status, and secure reef-dependent tourism and fishing.

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