More than 20,000 hectares of land to be cleared in largest single permit issued for Northern Territory

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The decision to grant a permit for a Top End cattle station to clear 20,432 hectares of land has been heavily criticised by an environmental lobby group.   READ MORE

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Environment Department: North Queensland station owner cleared land without federal approval

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The Commonwealth Environment Department has confirmed that a North Queensland farmer cleared a section of land without approval required under Federal Law.   READ MORE

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Alfred Cove Wave Park: environmental assessment available to be viewed online

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AN ENVIRONMENTAL assessment of the proposed wave park at Alfred Cove is available for public scrutiny until January 18 after it was posted online.   READ MORE

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Australia: Planning and environment in NSW – 2017 in review

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Planning reform in NSW requires patience and timing. In 2017 the NSW Government demonstrated both its infinite patience and impeccable timing.   READ MORE

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Restrictions force Downs farmers to lock in property map

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SOUTHERN DOWNS rural landholders are being urged to lock in property maps now ahead of looming new restrictions around what they can and can’t do on their land.   READ MORE

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Lock in your property maps now

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The re-election of the Palaszczuk Labor Government means farmers will face new, harsh and unnecessary vegetation management restrictions, possibly as soon as next month.   READ MORE

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Labor will stick to its guns on land-clearing laws if it wins election

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Labor will reintroduce its vegetation management laws if it wins the next election. But it would dump the controversial reverse onus of proof element, which would have compelled farmers to prove they were innocent. The Palaszczuk government’s land-clearing bill was defeated by two votes after…

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Not only koalas will benefit from Phil’s tree planting

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Round Mountain property owner Phil Weinthal believes the success of his involvement in a local koala tree-planting program will not be limited to the return of the beloved marsupials. ‘Koalas have not been seen here for 20 years and I would love to have them…

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More action needed to address camphor’s noxious threat

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A concerted, community-wide effort is essential if the Byron Shire is to rid itself of the pervasive noxious weed camphor laurel, ecologists say. Despite valiant attempts by individual landholders and bush regeneration groups to remove the weed in parts of the shire, its spread has…

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We now have proof that conservation funding works

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Most of what we hear about the state of biodiversity is bleak—usually more species are severely threatened and going extinct. Perhaps you think that what we do contribute to help the world’s plants and animals does little to help. A study published in Nature has…

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SW regional waste plan advances

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A regional waste facility which could be used by up to 12 local governments from Harvey to Margaret River is a step closer after Capel Shire Council decided to seek a management order for a site on Goodwood Road last week.   READ MORE

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More action needed to address camphor’s noxious threat

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A concerted, community-wide effort is essential if the Byron Shire is to rid itself of the pervasive noxious weed camphor laurel, ecologists say.   READ MORE

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