Reef con­cern

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

RE­CENTLY I heard a Ger­man tourist com­plain­ing to some Amer­i­can tourists how dis­ap­pointed she was with her div­ing trip in the Whit­sun­days. She said the co­ral was all dead and the wa­ter was dirty brown.

Sci­en­tists say that over­all the Great Bar­rier Reef has lost half its co­ral cover in the last thirty years. With­out the Great Bar­rier Reef, we won't have much of a tourist in­dus­try. How­ever, our Lib­eral and LNP politi­cians don't seem to care less. All they care about is how much money the coal cor­po­ra­tions will be donat­ing to the next elec­tion cam­paign. Wayne Bran­den CAIRNS

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