Activists protest in Gladstone to save the Great Barrier Reef

Three of six activists have been charged after painting ‘reef in danger’ on the side of a coal ship in Gladstone in an act of protest on Wednesday.

The protest occurred in attempt to alert visitors from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation of the threats industrial development impose on the Great Barrier Reef.

The UNESCO team have been sent out to Queensland to assess the impact of gas developments and speak to locals that would be affected by the proposed coal port.

The Queensland and Australian Government have plans to undertake a ‘strategic assessment’ of the impacts development will have on the reef and are set to decide at the end of the month whether the Abbott Point coal port will be approved.

Brisbane Line's Lauren Gallagher spoke to Greenpeace International climate and energy campaigner Julien Vincent to find out more about the protest and the impact industrial development could potentially have on the Great Barrier Reef.

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