Coral Kickers Pay

Date: 1/10/2011

The Australian government is increasing its ‘reef tax’ on Great Barrier Reef tourists. Tax on a one-day trip to the reef will go up 50 cents to $6 – some struggling dive operators say the increase comes when the industry is having its worst period in 25 years. The tax hike doesn’t go into effect until April, but companies are already building the increase into their prices. The revenue goes to the Marine Park Authority, which protects and manages the reef.

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