Australia: Queensland – Land Clearing Bill Passed


The link below is to an article reporting on a land clearing bill that has passed the Queensland Parliament.

For more visit:
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/controversial-vegetation-laws-passed-in-parliament-last-night-will-increase-land-clearing-say-conservationists/story-e6freoof-1226647966289

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Queensland’s Wild Rivers Legislation Looks Safe


It seems likely that legislation to protect Queensland’s rivers is safe from being overturned by the federal parliament after a deal with Family First senator Steve Fielding. He has changed his position following consultation with the the Queensland government and other interested parties.

For more visit:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/a-push-to-wind-back-queenslands-wild-rivers-legislation-will-likely-fail-in-parliament-today/story-fn59niix-1226054549408