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Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for the Environment and Heritage

MEDIA ALERT


Minister for the Environment Robert Hill will unveil a national funding package for boat moorings designed to safeguard coral reefs from anchor damage and protect environmentally sensitive marine areas.

Australia's Oceans Policy has identified damage from boat anchors and inappropriately designed moorings as a serious environmental issue in popular marine and coastal areas.

Where:
Cottesloe Beach (near Indiana Teahouse) 99 Marine Parade, Cottesloe When: 9.30am, Friday 27 April.

Footage of underwater moorings at the Abrohlos Islands will be available from WA Fisheries: contact Jenny Hodder 9482 7235

Further information: Belinda Huppatz 0419 258 364

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