A proposal before the Turnbull Government has set out a scheme to remove crucial Marine Reserve protections.
Almost 134,000 square kilometres of the Coral Sea will no longer be a marine sanctuary. Remote reefs, home to spectacular coral gardens and biodiversity hotspots, will have their protection stripped back.
When Labor was in government, together with community support, we created the world’s largest network of marine reserves. It was the second largest conservation decision anywhere, ever.
Long lining. Purse seine nets. Mid-water trawling. These are just some of the activities that would be allowed in the Coral Sea. It's like bulldozing a National Park.
Add your name and stand up for the Coral Sea.