$60 million reef funding ‘will make little difference’

It didn’t take long. On Monday the Federal Government made a big deal out of investing $60 million over 18 months to “set in motion” a major research and development program for the restoration of the Great Barrier Reef. Within 24 hours the plan was attacked by environmentalists, marine scientists and the Greens as too […]

Funding to the reef rescue

By Paul Hemsley Reef Rescue will manage the government’s $38 million grant to improve water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. Minister for Environment Tony Burke said Reef Rescue aims to reduce nutrient and chemical run-off from agricultural lands by 25 per cent, and sediment and particulate nutrient run-off by 10 per cent. “Reef […]


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