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Government ‘inadequately addressed’ community concerns over wilderness protection

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The Tasmanian Planning Commission has found that the Director’s Report into the World Heritage Area (TWWHA) management plan has inadequately addressed community concerns about the abandonment of ‘maintaining wilderness quality’ as a ‘management objective’ of the management plan.
 
Maintaining wilderness quality has long been an explicit objective of management for the TWWHA, but was removed from the proposed new plan and the Government is yet to commit to reinstating it.
 
 
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Queensland MPs should listen to world-leading scientists and pass tree-clearing control laws

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Scientists warn NSW not to follow Queensland’s disastrous example of easing controls The Wilderness Society is urging Queensland MPs to follow the advice of world-leading scientists to back stronger tree clearing laws. In Brisbane for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania congress, 400 eminent ecologists, conservation biologists and other environmental scientists have issued a formal communiqué highlighting the impacts of tree clearing in Queensland and have demanded action. 
 
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MPs urged to pass stronger tree-clearing laws now that Parliamentary Inquiry has reported

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The Wilderness Society has urged Queensland MPs to back stronger land clearing laws, after a Parliamentary Committee examining Labor’s reform Bill released its report last week.
 
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Biodiversity Bill must be amended to protect wildlife

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Today, conservation groups are calling on the Barnett Government to agree to critical amendments to the Biodiversity and Conservation Bill being debated today in the Legislative Assembly, in order to prevent wildlife extinction and protect biodiversity.  
 
In their current form, the proposed new laws:
Allow the Minister to authorise actions that would cause a species to become extinct—recently referred to by scientists as the ‘God clause’;
 

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