Stop dumping on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Petitioned The Australian Government

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The Australian Government

Stop dumping on the Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage site, NOT a dump.

It's a no brainer - you just don't dump on a World Heritage icon. You wouldn’t dump millions of tonnes of sludge on the Opera House. And pouring millions of tonnes of mud on the Grand Canyon would not be okay.

But that’s the fate facing the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Tell the Australian government that the Reef is not a dump TODAY!

The Great Barrier Reef is at serious risk of becoming a dumping ground for millions of tonnes of sludge, to make way for bigger ports and allow thousands more coal ships to plough through its pristine waters.

The Reef is visible from space and home to over 1,500 species of fish, and hundreds of threatened species – including whales, dolphins and turtles.

But there are proposals in the pipeline that would see 40 million tonnes of seabed and rock dumped in its waters in the next five years!

Fresh from a federal election, we have a critical opportunity to let the new Australian government know that it’s not okay to treat the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area as a dumping ground.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 15,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Bronte Ramsay AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      Because i love the environment and the animals that live in the great barrier reef.

    • Nicola Barrett AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      To keep the reef clean and to stop pollution and risking the death of more marine life.

    • Emma Miley AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      The barrier reef is an iconic feature of Australia. It is home to millions of native and non-native aquatic life.

    • Anna courtice AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      This is important to me as i would like to keep all the marine life as healthy as possible.

    • Kayla Reimann BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      This is a natural wonder that is directly linked to the well-being of the humans. Spit on the earth and you spit on yourself.


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