Senate report says Gladstone Harbour an ‘environmental disaster’, recommends halt to dumping and dredging to protect Great Barrier Reef
Article from the website couriermail.com.au.
DREDGING and dumping of spoil on the Great Barrier Reef faces a cap or ban after a decision hailed as a victory in the fight to protect our iconic underwater jewel.
The long-awaited Senate Reef report tabled last night recommended a halt to dumping amid deep concerns about the rapidly declining health of the 2300km-long reef off Queensland’s coast.
Gladstone Harbour was described as an “environmental disaster” by the Senate inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef.
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