The Greens are calling for a Royal Commission into how the events that lead to the grounding of the coal ship Shen Neng 1 on the Great Barrier Reef occured. Certainly, the coal industry should be held to account, and with plans to expand shipping traffic in this region carrying coal and natural gas exports, this is an urgent situation that must be addressed immediately.
We are asking you to add your voice to this call – sign this petition, and join the thousands of Australians demanding answers, action and accountability from the state and federal governments entrusted with the care of the Great Barrier Reef.
We the undersigned support the Australian Greens call for a Royal Commission to investigate the cause of the grounding of the coal ship Shen Neng 1. Until marine pilots and around the clock monitoring and full insurance are compulsory, ships should have to avoid the Reef.