Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Australia's Reef 2050 Plan

4:03 pm

Photo of Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senator O'Sullivan, move:

That the Senate acknowledges that—

(a) on 5 July 2017, the World Heritage Committee unanimously endorsed Australia's Reef 2050 Plan and the progress made to implement this plan;

(b) the decision recognises Australia's significant efforts and investment in the early and effective implementation of the Reef 2050 Plan; and

(c) the World Heritage Committee has not put the Great Barrier Reef on its in-danger 'watchlist'.

And I note the good news about the UN's determination of that plan.


Charlie Schroeder
Posted on 10 Aug 2017 3:03 pm

That just goes to show what little the World Heritage Committee really knows or how diligent they are not.

The Great Barrier Reef and every other reef that is in Australian water should be on the danger watch list of this and every other organisation that cares about the environment.

However, we shouldn't need any outside body to tell us just how precarious is our environment and how cavalier the Turnbull government deals with all environmental issues.