- Great Barrier Reef, get there whilst you still can.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved a proposal to dump dredge spoil from the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion in the Marine Park area.
Three million cubic metres of spoil must be dredged as part of the project at Bowen in North Queensland green-lighted by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt last month.
Madness. I used to wonder what it would take for me to wish for Cameron to be PM. Well, this [every word the swear filter contains] does…
GRRRRRRRR!Posted 4 years ago
The current government is hell-bent on shitting on anything any anyone that dares to even murmur about getting in the way of rampant free market capitalism, which will apparently fix everything.
The opposition ceased to be credible when it did the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd backflip, and pretty much the only reason a lot of people voted for Abbott was because at least their party demonstrated some form of unity, and frankly Labour were a complete shambles. Thankfully, it’s only a three year election cycle here, and Abbott’s popularity has plummeted like no other since gaining power, so hopefully the pain won’t last forever. What’s frightening is how much damage he can do in those three years…Posted 4 years ago
For reference Australian politics seems to sit further right than the UK, with Labour being closer to Cameron in some areas than the right here who are chasing the US and Rupert….
We are heading to an election here in Tassie which will lurch right but hopefully leave the greens holding a balance of power (they actually have a full range of policies rather than just NO! in the UK)
Still we can only hope for Karma to kick inPosted 4 years ago
Seriously, what the ****????
Jesus wept.Posted 4 years agoTrimixMember
In all seriousness – the Reef is f***ed. Not just from the Aussi politics, but also from the more acidic oceans created by our messing with the environment.
Im yet to see any government anywhere in the world, that will leave us in a better place for the future. Current or opposition.
So – enjoy it while it lasts.Posted 4 years agoscandal42Subscriber
Quite simply mind boggling.
Says it all when the poorer countries that neighbour the Mesoamerican reef are putting a developed country like Australia to shame in sustaining it’s natural assets.
Having lived in OZ for a while I can’t say that I’m surprised. the 18-30 age bracket were probably too stoned to give a shit.
Australia has provided the world with a great example of what happens when you let the chimp run the zoo.Posted 4 years ago
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