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Senate Inquiry: Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (sub 13)

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (sub 13)

‘This organisation is alarmed at the particular savagery that the Newman Queensland Government has taken to removing environmental protection through rekgulatory and legislative changes since it took office in 2012.’:

  • dismantling environmental administration
  • denying rights for environment objectors
  • changing the intent of the Nature Conservation Act
  • removing Wild Rivers legislation
  • denying Ecologically Sustainable Development in legislation
  • access to Ministers (has never been more difficult)
  • Climate change skeptics
  • a one-pillar economy (based on mining)
  • penalising not-for-profit conservation groups
  • stalling the declaration of National Parks and World Heritage areas

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