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Background Briefing - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

News & Politics

Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.

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Rivers of red threaten the future of the reef

August 29th, 2015

Episode 94 of 151 episodes

It's going to take the reinvention of 10,000 farms to improve water quality and repair the Great Barrier Reef, and there's new evidence that sediment from farms producing Australia's favourite fruit—bananas—is a growing part of the problem. The bold plan to fix the reef will cost billions but is already facing funding cuts. Gregg Borschmann investigates.

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