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Experts on Government’s freshwater policy package

Peter Griffin posted in on May 10th, 2011.

The Government last night announced its freshwater policy package, the centrepiece of which is the National Policy Statement, which sets a nationwide framework for regulating water quality and quantity limits. The package also sees the formation of the Irrigation Acceleration Fund, which will support the development of irrigation infrastructure proposals, and will be allocated $35 […]

The Press: Government ‘greenwash’ alleged

Peter Griffin posted in on July 5th, 2010.

David Williams writes in The Press about unhappiness by environmental groups over the government’s national policy statement (NPS) on biodiversity. The NPS does not give native plants any of the additional protection needed, they say. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Documents released to The Press under the Official Information Act show Environment Minister Nick […]

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