Within a matter of days, our government could allow shipping port developers to start tearing enormous holes in the seabed inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area - a practice known as dredging.
Some 3 million cubic metres of sediment (enough to fill 1,200 Olympic-sized swimming pools!) would be ripped from the ocean bed, destroying the homes and food sources of turtles, dugongs and rare snubfin dolphins.
New Environment Minister Mark Butler has the power to stop this. This emergency petition demonstrates massive community opposition to this dreadful plan.
Sign on today and we’ll deliver the petition to Mark Butler. If we act now we can make sure mining companies don’t get away with it.