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UNESCO not fooled on Great Barrier Reef

Lee Rhiannon 7 Mar 2012

The health and future of Australia’s World Heritage icon, the Great Barrier Reef, is under investigation as Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters held a detailed and productive briefing with the United Nations mission team last night.

“I am greatly encouraged that UNESCO is scrutinising Government claims that their proposed strategic assessment of Reef development is adequate to protect  the Great Barrier Reef and the $7 billion sustainable industries and 60,000 jobs it supports,” Senator Waters said.

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