Land and the Great Barrier Reef

Large scale clearing, erosion and run-off, climate change — combine to add to the pressures the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is already under. The Queensland Auditor-General has already pointed to clearing as a key threat to the GBR, and the Reef 2050 Plan which seeks to lay out a pathway to protect the GBR assumes land clearing law reform will take place in Queensland.