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Half measures will not save koala from extinction

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The Morrison government has taken a small first step in reforming Australia’s national environment law, but the bill introduced to parliament today fundamentally ignores recommendations from the recent Samuel Review that would stop extinctions.

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has welcomed the introduction of the legislation, which includes a framework for national environmental standards and a new standards assurance commissioner, but warned of key flaws in the bill.

“We welcome the government’s small first step toward reforming our national environment law, but the bill tabled today fundamentally fails to deliver what Professor Graeme Samuel recommended in his once-in-a-decade review,” said CEO Kelly…



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