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The beautiful north by ACF
Our north is home to the largest, most intact tropical savannah systems left on earth, sweeping 2,500 kilometres from the Kimberley to Cape York – savannah woodlands and spinifex-clad ranges, fringed by beautiful coastal rainforests and coral reefs. The extraordinary nature and culture of northern Australia is recognised with seven world and national heritage-listed sites: Kakadu, Uluru, the Wet Tropics of Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo Coast, Purnululu, the Kimberley, and the Riversleigh Fossil Site. This underpins thousands of jobs in tourism. Yet the north is under renewed threat from grandiose plans to build big dams, mines and shale gas fields. At the same time governments are winding back environmental safeguards.