A searing new report points to repeated failures by NT governments to establish and maintain credible protections of the Territory’s marine and coastal environment. The report, prepared for the Keep Top End Coasts Healthy alliance, identifies poor decision-making, inadequate laws, a lack of transparency and incompetent oversight and regulation has already had a disastrous effect on areas of the coast. The report recommends a complete overhaul of environmental assessment laws, an end to the clearing of mangroves, and requiring public participation in decision-making.
Read the full Health Check Report - Click Here
Read the ABC Online Article "NT marine groups call for better regulation to protect Top End coastal waters" - Click Here
Listen to the ABC PM report with Mark Colvin "Push to develop the north threatens the Top End coastal waters with disaster" Click Here
Coverage from ABC NT News, broadcasted 27th of July, 2016: *link coming soon*