Just hours ago UNESCO released their findings from their investigation into the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status and slammed the Australian government for mismanaging the Reef. The World Heritage authority expressed ‘‘extreme concern’’ about existing and future industrial expansion plans, warning the government they have eight months to lift their game before the Reef may be officially declared 'in danger.' The world's most important environmental protection body is now recommending an immediate halt to any new industrial expansion.
Do we accept shipping coal to which ever country is buying or stop shipping to save the reef given we have no control over the standard of ships captains or their vessels and the weather the chances of a ship running a ground is high as the World sinks in to debt.
I guess the sale of coal will decline but it only takes one ship to do damage but if we don't sell how can the feds balance the budget and get re elected.