Labor’s proposed environmental approval laws a ‘disaster’

Original article by Primrose Riordan
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 16-Jun-16

The Federal Opposition has been criticised over its proposal to reverse reforms that gave state governments increased responsibility for granting environmental approval for major projects. Northern Territory Treasurer David Tollner warns that the policy would result in job losses in industries such as agriculture and construction. New South Wales Environment Minister Mark Speakman has also expressed concern about the policy, although it is supported by Queensland Environment Minister Steven Miles.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NORTHERN TERRITORY. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, TASMANIA. DEPT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT, MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

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