Vote for the reef
RESEARCH released today by The Australia Institute estimates the tourism industry impacts if severe coral bleaching continues on the Great Barrier Reef.
Based on surveys of Chinese, UK, American and domestic tourists, results show that tourism areas adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef risk losing over one million visitors per year, worth over $1 billion in tourism expenditure.
This expenditure supports around 10,000 tourism jobs in regional Queensland, which are also considered at risk.
Another report by Wood Mackenzie found one third of Queensland coal mines running at a loss and more than half of those producing thermal coal for power stations in that same position.
Queensland voters should realise, now is not the time to be expanding the coal industry.
Check out your Fight for the reef Vote scorecard online or at your polling booth. Eric Oliver Brandy Creek