Opinion

Fears for farmers' mental health as 'Reef police' audit properties

By Alex Stubbs, Agforce Reef Taskforce Chair
April 16 2022 - 7:00am
Fears for farmers' mental health as 'Reef police' audit properties
Fears for farmers' mental health as 'Reef police' audit properties

There's no getting around the sugarcane agricultural ERA standard - or any of the recently imposed Reef protection regulations - they went ahead despite farmers improving their practices, despite the incorrect, outdated science used to establish them, and despite several preeminent scientific bodies confirming agricultural runoff does not impact on hard coral growth.

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