Our Australian and Queensland governments are failing to protect the Reef from massive and rapid industrial development.
What they want is more ports, more dredging, more dumping and more shipping going through our world-class marine park.
In Queensland's Gladstone Harbour, inside the World Heritage Area, millions of cubic metres of seafloor are being dredged up and dumped to create shipping channels.
Were you asked? Were you told?
No! - not even UNESCO's World Heritage Committee were told. So, last year they came to investigate.
UNESCO's response? Unless something is done to stop the destruction, the Great Barrier Reef is at risk of being placed on the 'in danger' list in 2013 - the World Heritage 'list of shame'.
Did it stop the momentum?
No! Within months of UNESCO's visit, the federal government conditionally approved a multi-billion dollar expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal, near Bowen in Queensland - even though the Queensland Government's own analysis show the state's major ports are only operating at half their capacity.
We cannot let our politicians do this. It's not their decision to make. The Reef belongs to you and me and to all Australians.