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Land clearing legislation down to the Speaker’s vote

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (18.8.16) that Labor’s vegetation management laws ‘will go down to the wire, with the parliamentary debate having started with neither the government or the opposition sure of who had the numbers to win.’

‘The joint Australian and Queensland government bid to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the UNESCO ‘in danger’ list, included the laws, adding strength to Labor’s arguments the legislation is necessary to protect the world heritage icon.’

The legislation reverses last-minute legislation by the former Newman Government to ease controls on land clearing.

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