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BP finally reveals it wants to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight marine park

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BP’s proposed drill sites cover Commonwealth marine park’s benthic protection zone Bight has biggest variety of benthic (sea floor) life in Australia, more than Great Barrier Reef Bight has biggest variety of endemic sea-floor creatures in Australia
 
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Stronger tree clearing laws won’t impact on farming, but will help protect our future

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While agricultural lobby group AgForce was rallying against the restoration of stronger tree clearing laws, conservationists used the opportunity to illustrate how big a problem tree clearing is in Queensland. The Wilderness Society has also challenged the claims that greater regulation will impact on farm productivity or increase food prices, or that new laws will be unfair on farmers.
 
 
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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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