Category Archives: EPBC Act

Proposed wildlife trade operation for the export of kangaroo skins derived from the expanded Victorian Kangaroo Petfood Trial 2016–18

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The Department of the Environment of Energy has received an application for a Wildlife Trade Operation under part 13A, section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The application is for the commercial export of Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroo skins from Victoria. Should the operation be approved it is proposed that it remain

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“One stop shop” quick environmental approvals -to “simplify” business

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Humane Society International Australia (HSI) 9th October Media Release, called upon Prime Minister Turnbull to call a halt to the disastrous and seriously faltering program to hand the Commonwealth’s environment powers to the states and territories, and to remove the “one-stop-shop” Bill that would permit such devolution.  “It was the Howard Government, in which Mr Turnbull served as Environment Minister,

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Demand Australia Remains a Democracy. Allow Environmental Groups to Challenge Developments!

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BY: Georgina B. TARGET: Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt The Australian Government wants to restrict the rights of ‘green groups’, or conservationists, to challenge mining and other developments, according to a report in The Guardian. (image: Attorney General George Brandis) Attorney General Brandis said the government would seek to repeal section 487 (2) of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act

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The species that defeated the Carmichael coal mine

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The Abbott government is pushing its plan to change environment laws after so-called “vigilante litigation” overturned the massive Carmichael coal mine. The plan was defeated because the Federal court found Environment Minister Greg Hunt had not properly considered advice about two threatened species, the yakka skink and the ornamental snake. The law requires that the Minister consider these conservation advices

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PROTECT KOALAS AND QUOLLS. ASK FEDERAL MP GREG HUNT TO SAY NO TO INDUSTRY AT NORTH MACLEAN

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Logan & Albert Conservation Association TO: THE HONOURABLE GREG HUNT, MP, FEDERAL MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Dear Minister Hunt, Please reject the development application for the proposed North Maclean Enterprise Precinct at North Maclean, South-East Queensland which involves clearing 289 acres of koala and quoll habitat. PROTECT KOALAS AND QUOLLS Ask Federal MP Greg Hunt to SAY NO TO INDUSTRY

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Magpies, kookaburras and willie wagtails among common Australian birds ‘starting to disappear’,

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Magpies, laughing kookaburras and willie wagtails are on the decline in some regions, a report tracking the health of Australia’s bird populations has found.  Birdlife Australia, analysed data collected in more than 400,000 surveys across the country, the majority done by bird-loving volunteers.  The State of Australia’s Birds Report states that while predators including cats, habitat loss and even changes

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