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Celebrating 100 years of National Park success reinforces calls for new parks in iconic forest areas

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A weekend of celebrations in Tasmania, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of our first national parks and highlighting the environmental, community and economic benefits of national parks, reinforces longstanding calls for new national parks to be declared over spectacular forest areas that were protected through the Tasmanian Forest Agreement, but reversed by the current government.
 
 
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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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