Senator lodges complaint on Greenpeace ad

Nationals Senator Matthew Canavan has called for an investigation into an "misleading" Greenpeace advert.

The federal environment department has been asked to investigate whether a Greenpeace advertisement about the state of the Great Barrier Reef was misleading.

Nationals senator Matthew Canavan says the ad compared the Great Barrier Reef with a devastated reef in the Philippines.

It was an "egregious example" of misleading advertising, partly funded through taxpayer donations, because the devastated reef had been destroyed by a typhoon rather than government policy, he told a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra on Monday.

Source AAP

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