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Flat White

Change the government, or the reef gets it!

3 December 2022

4:00 AM

3 December 2022

4:00 AM

As far as Australian left-wing politicians were concerned, the threatened endangerment finding on the Great Barrier Reef was just blackmail. ‘Change the government, or the reef gets it.’

And now that some of them have their payday, they’re not even coy about what they were up to. As reported in yesterday’s Australian:

‘The reason that UNESCO in the past has singled out a place as ‘at risk’ is because they wanted to see greater government investment or greater government action – and since the change of government, both of those things have happened,’ [Environment Minister Plibersek] said.

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