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What will you, or your party, do for the reef should you be elected?

Amanda Nick­son, Fam­ily First: We need to look at en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues in gen­eral, in­clud­ing global warm­ing, which is a much big­ger is­sue than just North Queens­land, and we need to take ac­tion on that.

Ge­orge Chris­tensen, LNP: We are yet to re­lease our reef pol­icy. That should be forth­com­ing in the next few weeks. We have a strong track record of pro­tect­ing the reef, in­clud­ing com­mit­ting $311 mil­lion to the Great Bar­rier Reef in this term.

Frank Gil­bert, ALP: La­bor will en­sure at least 50% re­new­able en­ergy by 2030. I sup­port a catch­ment cap. La­bor has promised $500 mil­lion in reef fund­ing in the Great Bar­rier Reef Plan over five years. En­vi­ron­men­tally con­scious de­vel­op­ments around the reef can con­tinue to hap­pen.

Jonathan Dykyj, Greens: We sup­port all six points. We prom­ise to achieve at least 90% re­new­able en­ergy by 2030 and net 0% emis­sions by 2040. To­day we will be re­leas­ing a pol­icy to ad­dress points two to six.

Michael Hall, Glenn Lazarus Team: We 100% sup­port re­new­able en­ergy. We are con­sult­ing spe­cial­ists on a bud­get for a fund for farm man­age­ment. If all re­quire­ments are met by coastal devel­op­ment pro­jects and lo­cals get jobs, I will sup­port them.

Steven Large, In­de­pen­dent: I will prob­a­bly cap coastal de­vel­op­ments. We live on a 30km coastal strip. I’m a nat­u­ral­ist and I be­lieve there’s a long way to go for tidy­ing up our act. I’m a big sup­porter of re­new­able en­ergy; I have a wind tur­bine.

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