Kearney (2012) charges the NSW marine science community with advocacy in its stance towards the marine parks issue. He infers that “the integrity implied in honest enquiry and accurate reporting” is absent which is as unsubstantiated in his article as it is insulting to the NSW marine scientific community. He states ambiguously that “Australian universities may have lost their mantra as Australia's conscience” which surely requires clarification.

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