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Reef condition ‘poor’ and probably worse than healthcheck suggests

In The Conversation, Terry Hughes assesses the recept ‘health check’ on the Great Barrier Reef, concluding that ‘arguably, the biggest risks to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area are: a) destructive government policies such as removal of ‘green tape’; and the implementation of offsets that allow new developments to proceed despite the environmental damage they cause;   b) the demonstrable failure of the state and Commonwealth to tackle climate change; and c) the ongoing conflicts of interest over mining royalties received by the Commonwealth and state of Queensland versus their responsibilities for stewardship of the Great Barrier Reef.’

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