The Albanese government has outlined $1.2 billion of funding for the Great Barrier Reef ahead of the federal budget.
New funding to ‘turn around’ reef health
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek hopes new funding measures for the Great Barrier Reef will turn around the health of the natural wonder.
The government has announced $1.2 billion will be spent on the reef in the upcoming budget.
The previous coalition government had pledged to spend $1 billion on the reef, but Labor has committed to an extra $200 million.
The additional funds will help to address gaps in long-term sustainability plans and speed up protection activities.