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Ending deforestation was vote winner for Greens, ALP in Queensland election: polling

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  33% of respondents said deforestation was an important issue 63% of respondents aware of deforestation. Wilderness Society contacted more than 13,000 households during election campaign The Labor Party’s and the Greens’ election pledges to end broadscale deforestation in Queensland proved a vote-winner, according to post-election polling of two Brisbane seats in which The Wilderness Society campaigned heavily on deforestation.
 
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Leading scientists call on WA Government to protect the Helena Aurora Range

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Over fifty leading Australian environmental scientists and academics are calling on the Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and the Environment Minister Stephen Dawson to protect the Helena and Aurora Range as a Class ‘A’ National Park. The Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) strong rejection of a proposal to mine the range in June sends a clear message to the government that the natural and cultural values found in this area should be preserved in perpetuity and for all to enjoy.
 
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Government spins public logging Annual Report to suit its own political narrative

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Bottom line improvements significantly due to Gov’t absorbing annual costs Annual Report says ‘sustainable’ logging relies on protecting reserves Report confirms contracted wood volumes are availableno need to log reserves
 
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Environment groups condemn Tasmania’s plan to log old growth rainforest reserves

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Special Species Management Plan finalised for gazettal today Environment groups have slammed the Hodgman Government’s plan to log old growth rainforests within Tasmania’s formal reserve estate and also in the Future Potential Production Forests (FPPF)—previously designated for secure, formal reserve protection—describing it as an outrageous and dangerous proposal that threatens the environment and Tasmania’s brand, whilst opening the need for government subsidies for this logging.
 

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