This file photo taken on September 22, 2014 shows fish swimming through the coral of the Great Barrier Reef, along the central coast of Queensland. / AFP / William WEST
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Australia is breaching commitments to protect the embattled Great Barrier Reef from the effects of land clearing, environmental groups claimed Monday and called on the U.N. to probe the alleged failures.Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg refuted the allegations and said the responsibility for planning and approval of land clearing lay with states.He added that Canberra had won "significant praise" from the U.N. for a Aus$2.0 billion (US$1.5 billion) "Reef 2050" plan to protect the reef. The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia's best known natural wonders and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers along the northeastern coast.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE