‘Australia is doing a great job managing its reef’ says Environment Minister following European lobbying blitz
The Great Barrier Reef has avoided being registered as an endangered World Heritage site, following a successful lobbying trip undertaken by Australia’s Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley.
However, UNESCO’s culture and science agency has given Australia eight months to upgrade its protection of the Reef, including with action on climate change, or, possibly, face an endangered listing next year.
Minister Ley’s trip on behalf of the Federal Government has been criticised as a victory for lobbying, as opposed to a victory for the reef.
Ms Ley joined Tina Quinn on The Daily, to discuss the outcome of her diplomatic sojourn.