Great Barrier Reef 'in danger', Sussan Ley defends government's management

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated June 22 2021 - 7:02am, first published 4:00am
Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the government had been "blindsided" by UNESCO's decision. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

A "stunned" federal government has attacked a UN organisation for a "complete subversion of normal process", after it recommended the Great Barrier Reef be declared endangered due to its fast-deteriorating condition.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.