Australia’s federal environment minister “has already approved a plan to dredge 3m cubic metres, equivalent to 5m tonnes, of seabed in order to expand [Queensland’s] Abbot Point for an increase in coal exports. A proposal to dump the sediment within the [Great Barrier] reef’s marine park has also been approved.” (

The world’s first coal reef.



“US fighter jets dropped four [inert or unarmed] bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s coast during a training exercise” (

Electrofishing, US-style.