The Great Barrier Reef is Fine

The Institute of Public Affairs has released a new short film by Senior Fellow Dr Jennifer Marohasy which contradicts everything you’ve heard about climate change threatening the Great Barrier Reef.

In February this year, The Economist reported that “rising temperatures are killing the coral” at the Great Barrier Reef and “if this goes on too long, the reef will die”.

Claims of catastrophic coral bleaching have been terrible for local tourism, driving people away. Agriculture is also being blamed, as a result the Queensland government is adding even more red tape for farmers.

IPA urges people to watch the short film so you can see for yourself that claims of the Great Barrier Reef in crisis are not true. It is vital that Australians know the truth.

The Barrier Reef is Healthy

The Barrier Reef is Healthy, but Some Academic Institutions are Rotten to the Core

FORMER James Cook University Professor Peter Ridd will be in the Brisbane Federal Court next week attempting to get his job back. The case may be fought on legal interpretations of his obligation as a university employee to be collegial and discrete versus his right to academic freedom. This avoids the need to consider the two truths at the heart of this matter:

1. The Great Barrier Reef may be in good health, while
2. Our academic institutions may be rotten to the core.

Read More:
https://jennifermarohasy.com/2019/03/two-truths-at-the-heart-of-peter-ridds-sacking/

And listen to Peter Ridd’s story here:
https://ipa.org.au/peterridd