If i was the boss, and someone with massive experience in these things said to me “it is in danger”. Would you not take them seriously? Why the hell would you try to stop them from telling their truth.?
You’re not stupid people, so i know you’ll work it out for yourselves.

The Abbott government has spent $100,000 on travel costs to send environment department officials to lobby other countries not to list the Great Barrier Reef as in danger.

The figure was revealed in a Senate estimates hearing on Monday after questions from the Greens.

The government has mounted a massive international effort to avoid UNESCO’s world heritage committee listing the reef as officially in danger next month.