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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Our Sea, Our Future
Major findings of the State of the Marine Environment Report for Australia

Compiled by Leon P. Zann
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville Queensland

Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, Canberra (1995)
ISBN 0 642 17391 5

5. Regional issues in the marine environment


Population: 2.98 million (62% in the Brisbane and Moreton divisions). Coastline: 9,800 km long. Major features are south-eastern (SE) open coasts and bays; Great Barrier Reef region; Torres Strait; and Gulf of Carpentaria. Problem areas include Brisbane and Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, and some regional ports.(6-14),(42-47),(51),(69)

Major State and regional issues include:

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