Tree clearing laws could threaten Queensland’s renewable energy future, growers warn – ABC Rural

Tree clearing laws could threaten Queensland’s renewable energy future, growers warn – ABC Rural

The Queensland Government has been warned it may struggle to meet its renewable energy target if it pushes ahead with its controversial proposal to tighten tree clearing laws. The $1.6 billion sugar industry has been touted as a central plank in the Government’s clean, green energy agenda, in particular its …

NT Labor row erupts over scrutiny of new laws around police patrolling bottle shop

NT Labor row erupts over scrutiny of new laws around police patrolling bottle shop

Posted March 22, 2018 13:18:58 Photo: The NT Government will not refer several pieces of new legislation, including ones allowing police auxiliaries to patrol bottle shops, to a scrutiny committee. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Related Story: NT to increase bottle shop patrols amid spike in alcohol-fuelled violence Related Story: NT …

‘No body, no parole’ laws give murder victim’s mother fresh hope

‘No body, no parole’ laws give murder victim’s mother fresh hope

Updated March 22, 2018 08:22:44 Photo: Robyn Hudson held a memorial at Mullaloo Beach on the anniversary of her son’s death. (ABC News: Eliza Laschon) Mullaloo Beach, on Perth’s northern coastline, is the closest place Robyn Hudson has to a memorial for her only child Wade Dunn. She has never …

Loopholes in Queensland’s new land-clearing laws ‘would allow broadscale razing’ | Environment

The Queensland Environmental Defenders Office says proposed new land-clearing laws in the state leave significant loopholes that would allow broadscale clearing to continue unchecked. The group will on Thursday lodge a submission urging the Palaszczuk government to amend its proposed vegetation management laws. In particular, the office is concerned the …