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Trying to understand the privatisation of the prtotection of the Great Barrier Reef
January 17, 2019 Robert McLean/Simon Birmingham/Tony Burke/Cath Van Extel

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is huge and public and yet our market-driven coalition government led by Scott Morrison has handed over nearly $500 000 000 to a tiny private company and while doing that has claimed it has made a significant investment in protecting what is Earth's largest living organism.
Acting Environment Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, argued that way during and interview with Radio National's Breakfast host, Cathy Van Extel. Shadow Environment Minister Tony Burke rejected the claims of Senator Birmingham arguing the government's first stop and expense should be in containing, as best it can, climate change.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is huge and public and yet our market-driven coalition government led by Scott Morrison has handed over nearly $500 000 000 to a tiny private company and while doing that has claimed it has made a significant investment in protecting what is Earth's largest living organism.
Acting Environment Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, argued that way during and interview with Radio National's Breakfast host, Cathy Van Extel. Shadow Environment Minister Tony Burke rejected the claims of Senator Birmingham arguing the government's first stop and expense should be in containing, as best it can, climate change.

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