The Great Barrier Reef’s tourism industry is worth billions of dollars annually to Queensland and the Australian economy. But as economically impressive as it is, it’s not the only factor bringing money into the region. Mining and coal royalties are also major economic contributors. So what happens when the two main economic influencers directly oppose each other? What will this mean for the future of business in the region? We talk to Professor Christopher Wright to find out more.

 

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Back-to-back bleaching

Australia’s climate bomb

Adani or Great Barrier Reef

Commerce vs Conservation

Putting out fire with gasoline

Putting out fire again