The Title is very misleading , the dump area is in a marine
park titled as "the Great Barrier Reef Marine
Park" For those that don't know much about Australia and Queensland
i suggest you look at some marine Park Maps of Queensland
, there are not many parts
of our coastline that are not covered by these parks, Our fishing
industry both commercial
and recreational are severely effected by these, they were introduced by government in an effort to protect our coastline, one government that we have (labour) that if in power long enough does well for the Aussies in that they introduce many things that protect us all Marine parks,Medicare etc, we normally throw them out after a couple of terms because to implement these changes it costs money
and they don't manage it well, then we have a liberal govt they usually spend most of their time telling us how labour sent us broke, then as a result cutting out most of the things labour put into place and getting all of the top end of town happy.
Labor approved of this work but not moving the sea bed
to another point in the sea, they wanted it on to land but that was costly, the big miners have won again by telling us that the boom was finished , we get rid of labour they then get exactly what they want for a few years until labour gets back in to power,Just check our history
over the last 30 years.
Unfortunately these projects get approved and thats life not many like it but the reef is not being "top dressed" as the media puts it.
As for those of you wanting to leave and go elsewhere, most of us would not want to hold you back,go but do it quickly we hate whinging, if you don't like what is happening stand up and be counted put your name on a ballot box let us vote and see if we agree with you.
As for the rest of the world when you talk about our government your talking about us Aussies we vote for the governments we have, we don't like to be told we got it wrong (we normally sort that out in a pub)