Great Barrier Reef authorities have just said YES to coal port companies dumping dredge waste inside this World Heritage Area, all to make way a coal ship superhighway through our Reef.
Last week, the first shark, a 3 metre Tiger, was killed as part of WA’s approved shark cull policy, where she received four bullets to the head (after struggling on a drum line for hours) and the body was dumped further out to sea. Now QLD has approved for reef dredging to expand a super highway, where sediment and traffic are already said to cause more damage to our already-struggling reef.
Plus culls to Crocodiles (even though they’re quite overpopulated) in NT/QLD and the proposed removal of world heritage forests in TAS are also on the agenda. Antarctic animals can no longer receive any help from Australia without approval or they will be ‘dealt’ with. And there’s been a quarter cut to funds for the CSIRO.
I am so ashamed of our Federal Government and many of our State’s Governments. After all this effort to try and help the environment and to push scientific study it is starting to get taken away from us so suddenly. All for money.
How is this okay? And what are your thoughts?
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