The Mercury: Labor, Greens slam marine park decision

LABOR, the Greens and a conservation group have slammed what the government’s decision to undo years of work by scrapping management plans for the world’s largest marine park network.

In a decision announced late on Friday, Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Governor-General Quentin Bryce had re-proclaimed new Commonwealth marine reserves, invalidating Labor’s management plans and exclusion zones which would have come into effect next July.

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