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    2018 - 07.05

    Premier Mike Baird is expected to announce today the Coalition’s long-awaited reforms to native vegetation legislation.
    Nanjing Night Net

    The NSW Liberals have been accused of caving in to their Nationals Coalition partners with reported plans to scrap acts protecting native vegetation and threatened species if re-elected.

    Fairfax Media understands Mr Baird will today announce that a Liberal-National government would adopt all 43 recommendations of a panel that reviewed biodiversity legislation in NSW.

    The review panel report, released on December 18 last year, recommended repealing the Native Vegetation Act and Threatened Species Act, while “reconstituting elements of them in a new Biodiversity Conservation Act”.

    The report also recommended conserving habitats at a regional or state scale. Farmers, it said, had been left to carry an unfair share of responsibility for preserving nature in the state.

    Repealing the laws “represents a significant lurch to the right to appease radical elements in the farming community”, Kate Smolski, chief executive of the Nature Conservation Council, saidyesterday.

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