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Watch the welcome message from Australia's Environment Minister

24th June 2013

In a welcome message via video from Canberra, Australia’s Environment Minister, Tony Burke, reflected on the foresight of earlier decision-makers who agreed to set aside an entire continent for scientific research.

“But what’s made it such a permanent conservation decision is that the quality of the research that has come about as a result is second to none, and doesn’t just inform us about Antarctica, it informs us about the whole world.

“The work you do is important and I think it symbolises everything about the decisions that were made some years ago about Antarctica,” Mr Burke said.

Watch Minister Burke’s full message on the Australian Antarctic Division website.

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