IPA Senior Fellow Dr. Jennifer Marohasy says the impact of disinformation concerning the state of the Great Barrier Reef is affecting Australia’s farming and tourism industries.
“It’s been an excuse to increase regulation of farming and reduce their capacity to access pesticides and fertilizers and so forth, so there’s an impact on farming,” Dr. Marohasy told Sky News Australia host Rita Panahi.
“There’s also an impact on tourism because the numbers of people visiting the reef are right down – it does have an impact on tourism and it does have an impact on farming.
“The corals are still beautiful and the fish, they still come right up to you to say g’day.”
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