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Shooters Land Clearing Bill defeated – commonsense prevails

 

Common sense has prevailed with the defeat by 35 votes to 3 of the bill to dismantle the NSW Native Vegetation Act proposed by the Shooters and Fishers Party and NSW Farmers, environmentalists said today.

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Land clearing rules not a threat to agriculture

 

Claims by the NSW Farmers Association that the Native Vegetation Act is crippling agriculture have been completely discredited by land clearing figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Total Environment Centre (TEC). A report by The Australia Institute also shows land clearing rules have minimal influence.

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Baird government on verge of environmental insanity?

 

Moves by senior ministers in the Baird government to open up rare native bush to broadscale land clearing and cripple powers to stop illegal clearing were described as 'insane' today.

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Nationals must not politicise death of Glendon Turner

 

The National Party should stop politicising the tragic death of environment and heritage officer Glendon Turner in the state's northwest on Tuesday, Total Environment Centre said today.

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Land clearing law and environment protection on the chopping block

 

Conservationists have slammed today's proposal by the Shooters and Fishers Party to tear the heart out of state land clearing laws as environmentally irresponsible and out of touch with community values.

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