Scientists call to halt port developments due to reef threat

The Morning Bulletin

5th June 2013

MORE than 100 Australian scientists have called on the Queensland and Australian Governments to hit the pause button on any new port developments, while a massive national assessment of all the risks to the Great Barrier Reef is completed.

Signatory to an open letter sent to both governments, University of Queensland Professor Hugh Possingham said a massive, independent, peer-reviewed study of all threats to the reef needed to be undertaken. Read more