The Senate notes:
1. The Government estimates that the Reef Rescue program has stopped the equivalent of over one million wheelbarrows worth of sediment run-off entering the Great Barrier Reef.
2. At least 193 times that amount of sediment has been approved by this Government for offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
3. Scientific understanding is that added sediment in the marine environment has destructive impacts on seagrasses and corals.