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Queensland election campaign may well turn on the environment, bikes and privatisation

Joshua Robertson writes in The Guardian (7.1.14) that ‘there is speculation that the early election was timed to avoid a potential piece of very bad news that may emerge in either February or March: Unesco’s decision on whether to recommend the Great Barrier Reef be listed as endangered.

Such a move – amid the government’s support for a controversial plan to allow one of the world’s biggest coalmines to increase shipping traffic through reef waters – would be a bad look for an administration that embraces tourism as one of the “four pillars” of the state economy.’

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