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Budget must boost parks funding

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Funding for Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) must be significantly increased in the 2017 Budget to give it the resources needed to protect our natural and cultural heritage values, said two of the key stakeholders in our conservation reserve system.
 
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Forestry Advisory Council growth plan makes a mockery of Hodgman plan to log reserved forests

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A long-awaited ‘Strategic Growth Plan’ by the government-appointed Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry makes no recommendation that Premier Hodgman reverses high-conservation-value forest reserves for logging. The document actually highlights the protected status of the land Mr Hodgman is targeting for logging, making a virtue out of the fact that ‘52% of Tasmania’s forests are protected in reserves.’ (page 8)
 
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Coal seam gas company approved to bulldoze koala habitat

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  Turnbull Government-approved QGC to clear 54ha for new CSG wells on Queensland's Western Downs [1] Approval comes a week after Queensland Government report says koala populations have dropped 80% A week after a report highlighted plummeting koala populations, the Turnbull Government has approved coal seam gas company QGC to bulldoze 54 hectares of koala habitat.
 

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