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Great Barrier Reef: Queensland Labor may break election vow and allow coal ship loading

Labor vowed to ban ‘trans-shipping’ in reef waters after UN’s scientific body raised concerns about proposal in 2014, Guardian, Joshua Robertson, 23 Sept 17, The Queensland Labor government has flagged breaking a 2015 election promise by allowing the loading of coal ships at sea in the Great Barrier Reef marine park.

Labor vowed to ban so-called “trans-shipping” in reef waters after the United Nations’ peak scientific body raised concerns about a proposal off Hay Point near Mackay in 2014.

But the Palaszczuk government on Friday released a proposal that would allow trans-shipping off Hay Point and three other “priority ports”, including Adani’s Abbot Point…….https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/23/great-barrier-reef-queensland-labor-may-break-election-vow-and-allow-coal-ship-loading

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September 23, 2017 - Posted by | politics, Queensland

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