Marine sanctuaries face new mining threat after permits issued for petroleum exploration

By Lisa Cox
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:52pm, first published April 16 2015 - 2:37pm

Permits that would allow industry to look for petroleum in marine sanctuaries have been quietly granted by the Abbott government while it reviews 40 freshly minted marine reserves.

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