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Draft decision to retain Reef In-Danger warning shows Abbot Point must be stopped

Following the release of the World Heritage Committee’s draft decision to keep the Great Barrier Reef on the ‘In Danger’ watch list, the Abbott and Palaszczuk governments must abandon their plan to turn the Reef into a coal and LNG super highway. 

“UNESCO is keeping the Reef on the watch list and has given Australia 18 months to report progress,” Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, said.

 

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says Shen Neng shipwreck clean-up is urgent but there’s no funding

Questioning by the Australian Greens in Senate Estimates has exposed the urgent need to clean up the Shen Neng shipwreck in the Great Barrier Reef.

"Five years after the Shen Neng coal ship ran into Douglas Shoal in the Great Barrier Reef, the wreck is still poisoning the Reef with toxic anti-foulant," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, said.

"But the Australian and Queensland governments have failed to provide funding for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to clean it up.

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