Senate hears it for the Reef

Action-outside-Senate-Inquiry-in-townsville-300x223Last Wednesday, NQCC was one of a dozen speakers giving evidence before the Senate Committee hearing into the Australian and Queensland government’s protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

In her address (Address to Senate Reef Hearing in Townsville, July 2014), which kicked off proceedings, NQCC Coordinator Wendy Tubman pointed to a problem that was echoed throughout the day’s proceedings: The lack of political will to make real and effective changes to how the Reef is managed.

She, like others following, called for greater independence for GBRMPA and the need for governments to take the science seriously, rather than rely on political spin to cover a basically business as usual approach. Continue reading “Senate hears it for the Reef”