Different rules for reefs - CQ Today

As passengers come into land at the Brisbane airport, few would realise that they are flying over a coral reef with more marine diversity than any single reef in the Great Barrier Reef.

The Flinders Reef is just 30 kilometres off Brisbane. Yet life in Brisbane continues as normal while more and more regulation is imposed on farmers in North Queensland to “protect” the reef. How can reefs in Moreton Bay survive without imposing any specific regulations on the millions that farm, mine and work in the Brisbane catchment?

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