Tell the Government to fund the future of our Reef!

Tell the Government to fund the future of our Reef!

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  • The Great Barrier Reef is being suffocated by the vast array of chemicals and sediment flowing out of the terrestrial environment into the ocean, caused by agricultural, industrial and urban development run-off.  
  • Water pollution is one of the leading threats to the Reef and is resulting in a severe decline in Reef health and resilience.
  • Reports have concluded that an investment of $8.2 bn is needed over the next decade to fix the water quality issues.  Yet, over the course of 5 years, the Australian and Queensland Governments are jointly investing only about $120 million a year in Reef ...
  • The Great Barrier Reef is being suffocated by the vast array of chemicals and sediment flowing out of the terrestrial environment into the ocean, caused by agricultural, industrial and urban development run-off.  
  • Water pollution is one of the leading threats to the Reef and is resulting in a severe decline in Reef health and resilience.
  • Reports have concluded that an investment of $8.2 bn is needed over the next decade to fix the water quality issues.  Yet, over the course of 5 years, the Australian and Queensland Governments are jointly investing only about $120 million a year in Reef water quality improvements.
  • We are therefore asking the Governments to invest $1bn for projects throughout Great Barrier Reef catchments to help improve the quality of water.  This seems like a big ask, but it’s an important investment in protecting the more than A$6 billion that the Reef generates for the Australian economy every year, alongside the other crucial roles the Reef plays in the environment, both locally and globally.
  • Please sign this petition asking the State and Federal Governments to allocate funds for much needed water quality projects.

 

 

Turtle photo credit: The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Richard Vevers. 

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Tell the Australian and Queensland Governments to increase funding to improve water quality of the Great Barrier Reef

Please sign our petition to increase funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments to improve the Great Barrier Reef water quality.  With more people backing this ask, hopefully the government will take action themselves and realise the severity and urgency of the issue, leading to increasing the amount of funding for this issue. 

This will help farmers to invest in more sustainable practices, to identify and address barriers to change ...

Please sign our petition to increase funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments to improve the Great Barrier Reef water quality.  With more people backing this ask, hopefully the government will take action themselves and realise the severity and urgency of the issue, leading to increasing the amount of funding for this issue. 

This will help farmers to invest in more sustainable practices, to identify and address barriers to change, practice improvement uptake through programs and policy, and much more.

With improved water quality, the Reef will be healthier and more resilient to the effects of climate change.  This will enable the Reef to continue being a valuable asset to this planet for many generations to come.

 

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Dear Australian and Queensland Governments,

Reports have concluded that an investment of $8.2 bn is needed over the next decade to fix Reef water quality issues. Yet, over the course of 5 years, the Australian and Queensland Governments are jointly investing only about $120 million a year in Reef water quality improvements.

We are therefore asking the Governments to invest $1bn for projects throughout Great Barrier Reef catchments to help improve the quality of water. This seems like a big ask, but it’s an important investment in protecting the more than A$6 billion that the Reef generates for the Australian economy every year, alongside the other crucial roles the Reef plays in the environment, both locally and globally.

I would like to support Mackay Conservation Group in asking both the Australian and Queensland Governments to increase funding towards projects that will improve the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef.