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Abbott Government in wilful denial on Reef threats while world expresses concern

The Abbott Government should listen to international concern about the Great Barrier Reef instead of denying it is under threat, say the Australian Greens.

"The Abbott Government obviously has its head in the dredge spoil on climate change and especially its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.

"President Obama joins the World Heritage Committee, scientific experts, the tourism industry and the community in pointing out that actually the Reef is under threat.

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Future Fund lacks central strategy for assessing carbon risk

The Australian Greens today questioned Future Fund Chair Peter Costello about fossil fuel divestment in Senate Estimates

"I established today in Senate Estimates that the Future Fund does not have a consistent method for assessing risk of carbon exposure," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said

"Whether or not to even consider the risk of carbon exposure, or how to measure it, isn't decided by central management or the board.

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