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‘Heritage value’ bushland clearing Cape York approval by Newman

Mark Willacy reports (ABC 5.5.15):

‘The Queensland Government is under pressure to stop the bulldozing of tens of thousands of hectares of bushland on Cape York, a move approved in the dying days of the previous Liberal National Party government.

‘Conservationists argue the land is of world heritage value and includes the headwaters of important rivers flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.

‘The ABC has discovered that approval to clear nearly 32,000 hectares on Olive Vale station was granted by Campbell Newman’s LNP state government just days before the election in January. Initial clearing work has already begun.’

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