Gladstone Marine Catastrophy

Sue Arnold Gladstone is probably a writeoff. A sacrifice on the altar of Australia’s destiny as a gigantic quarry. It’s heart breaking to witness the devastation wreaked on the magnificent harbour, wetlands and surrounding islands. In 26 years of environmental activism, I haven’t seen such a monumental environmental and social tragedy. The Gladstone saga qualifies as an international environmental emergency because it threatens the World Heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef marine park and demonstrates a terrifying template of future mining developments along the east and west coasts of Australia as well as the top end. Download a … More…