Essential Report

Great Barrier Reef

Dec 16, 2014

Q. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has indicated it might declare the Great Barrier Reef “in danger” due to the impact of climate change, crown of thorns starfish and port development. The Australian Government says the Reef is not in danger and they are doing enough to preserve it. Who do you agree with more?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

UNESCO World Heritage Committee

55%

69%

34%

86%

63%

Australian Government

20%

12%

38%

1%

17%

Don’t know

25%

19%

29%

13%

20%

55% agree more with the UNESCO World Heritage Committee that the Great Barrier Reef is in danger and 20% agree more that the Government is doing enough to preserve it.

Labor voters (69%) and Greens voters (86%) are much more likely to agree with the World Heritage Committee while Liberal/National voters are split 34% UNESCO and 38% Government.

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