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Hunt’s proposed Dredge Waste Ban a Bandaid, Not a Cure for Threats Against Reef


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Hunt’s proposed Dredge Waste Ban a Bandaid, Not a Cure for Threats Against Reef

SYDNEY - In response to Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement of a draft law to ban the dumping of capital dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Shani Tager at Greenpeace Australia made the following statement:

“The Great Barrier Reef is an Australian icon, a natural wonder, and it’s a national disgrace the way this government is failing to offer long-term protection to the Reef. The only way to protect the Reef is for the government to massively step up its conservation efforts, and abandon plans for destructive industrialisation such as coal port expansions.

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