THE plight of the Great Barrier Reef will be under the spotlight on the Gold Coast today.
The Wildlife Preservation Society will hold a vigil and public forum to highlight the affects dumping will have on the World Heritage site.
Between 4 and 6pm a vigil will be held on the corner of Smith Street and Parklands Drive, protesting the five million tonnes of seabed to be dumped inside marine park waters.
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Advocates will hold placards reading ‘Save the Great Barrier Reef’.
The vigil will be followed by a public forum at 6.30pm at Griffith University (Building G30, Arts/Education).
Greens Senator Larissa Waters will be the guest speaker and will explain the importance of the reef, Australia’s national parks and World Heritage areas.
She will also discuss the impact the Federal Government’s decision will have on native wildlife, plants and other national issues including carbon pollution.