November 13, 2015 Conservation No Comments

The swing of the penudulum: Vegetation Management Framework Bill

At a recent address to the Queensland Rural Press Club, Hon Andrew Cripps M.P., Minister for Natural Resources and Mines stated ‘The previous Labor Government had allowed

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Photo ©Wildlife Queensland

the pendulum to swing too far towards extreme green policies…’ and this was the justification for breaking a commitment of the now Premier, Campbell Newman, made prior to the last election. A commitment was given to World Wildlife Fund and the Queensland Conservation Council on behalf of a large number of conservation organisations that the ‘LNP will retain the current level of statutory vegetation protection’ under the then existing Vegetation Management Act and related legislation. That was justified because even under that legislation biodiversity was still in decline and illegal clearing still occurring… more

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