Posted February 05, 2019 08:15:51Aussie greenhouse owners are still reeling from the shock of the Great Barrier Reef being declared a national monument by the Australian government, but many have also been forced to contend with their neighbours’ greenhouse.
Key points: The Great Barrier, which is home to the largest marine mammal population in the world, was declared a National Monument in 2016 Since then, hundreds of thousands of Australians have been living in their homes as they continue to grow food for a global marketClimate change and the impact of COVID-19 are both likely to be a big part of this year’s decision to declare the reef a national park.
The Great Australian Barrier Reef, which sits just off the coast of Queensland, has been declared a monument by a federal court.
While many have welcomed the designation, the vast majority of the island nation has been forced into a two-year legal battle to recover its reef ecosystem.
Key Points: More than 7,000 Australians are living in or around their homes in Australia’s national parksClimate change is likely to become a major part of the decision to mark the Great Australian Reef as a national parksThis year, the Great Northern Reef is to become the first national park in Australia to be designated a national sanctuaryUnder the agreement between the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory, a national national park will be established when at least 40 per cent of the land is declared a protected area.
This is in line with the Great Ocean Road Agreement, which the Australian Government signed with the Northern Australia Government in September 2020.
The agreement allows for a maximum population of 500,000 people, with areas of the Northern Rivers to be considered as being at least 30 per cent protected.
The agreement also allows for the Northern Watershed to be protected for a further 10 years, after which it is open to fishing.
But that has not been enough for some of Australia’s largest cities, which have decided to cut down on their greenhouse emissions.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state was committed to cutting emissions and has already cut more than 90 per cent from the previous year.
“The decision by the Northern Territorians is a very good one, but we are going to do our bit to reduce emissions in the next 12 months,” Ms Berejic said.
“I believe that the northern states have made it clear to the federal government that we will not be able to meet our 2020 target of 40 per year unless we cut our emissions significantly.”
“This is a decision that I think will have a very significant impact on Northern Australia,” she said.
Aboriginal communities have also come under increasing pressure as the climate crisis has worsened.
Key points :The Great Northern and Great Barrier rivers are now considered protected, with a maximum of 50,000 households in each areaClimate change will likely be a major factor in the decision in 2020Climate change impacts already are becoming more extreme, with the region seeing its water levels rise faster than anywhere elseClimate change has already led to record-breaking flooding events, including the 2015 Queensland floods which resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people, and the massive mudslides that ravaged Tasmania and South Australia.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABS) has forecast that the Great North and Great Southern rivers will both continue to be at or above their peak levels by 2020.
That means that by then, almost half of the nation’s land mass will be covered in the Great Lakes, which are expected to be in the range of 50 to 100 metres deep.
In Queensland, the Government has said the region is now at or near capacity for its water, and a large portion of the state’s coastal waters will likely face the risk of becoming unsuitable for fishing.
“Our climate and our climate-change impacts are not going to be the only factor when it comes to this decision,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
The state is currently in negotiations with the United States to purchase the rights to the Great Southern and Great Northern rivers.
She said the Australian Bureau was also working with the Government of the Republic of Australia to secure the rights for the Queensland Territory, which has a larger population.
Ms Berejicklian is hopeful that the federal Government will ultimately be able, through its national parks policy, to protect the Great Australia Reef and the Great Rivers.
However, she said that if not, the Queensland Government will be making sure the federal and state governments work together on the plan.
“We are confident that the Australian Federal Government will support this effort,” she told ABC Radio Queensland.
Queensland’s premier has said she wants to work with the Federal Government to protect Australia’s most valuable natural resourceThe Northern Territory’s Premier Annabel Crabb has already said she has no intention of supporting the federal plan.
Instead, she has been critical of the Federal government’s decision and is preparing to take