“Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?”

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.

Great Barrier Reef aerial view

The Great Barrier Reef has been put at risk by the approval of a coal export terminal at Abbot Point. Photograph: Grant V Faint/Getty Images

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the “Best Job in the World”?

The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and “caretaker” of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by birth and native of Hampshire, he beat 35,000 applicants for the coveted role.

Ben spent a year promoting the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. In the first four days, he visited the pristine Whitehaven Beach, stopped for lunch at Hayman Island, went on a tour of the Coral Sea and Daydream Island and ended up at the Seaworld adventure park and a game of Aussie Rules (Richmond vs Adelaide – Go Crows!).

Four days into his year-long stint in the Best Job in the World, Ben said: “My stay on the Gold Coast has been nothing short of spectacular; there really is something for everybody.”…

Please, read more:  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2013/dec/15/great-barrier-reef-destruction-abbot-point-greg-hunt?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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