The problem is still that every year along the coast there is more development, more dredging and more damage to our marine
environment, all the time being told that there will be no environmental impact. After working in the shipping
industry for the past 5 years, I can tell you now, if Cairns and Gladstone are anything to go by, there is a lot more than just mud being shifted.
And then as have said before, it gives other corporations and companies an excuse to lower their environmental standards and use the good ol saying "at least it's not as bad as...". There is just no end to it.
And GBRMPA would be scary if they actually did there job properly (think Clive Palmers tailing pond dumping, where no action is taken) instead of making recreational rules for the marine
park more and more unworkable. Even the former head
of GBRMPA can't see the logic in the authorities approval .
Kinds makes it hard to take them seriously when 3 of the board members are more interested in coal and mining development than actually representing the best interests of the authority that they are employed by.
Makes me wonder just how much they received in under the table payments to give approval....guess we will never know.