Land and the Great Barrier Reef

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