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