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.