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South Australia’s Marine Parks Bill leaves large numbers of marine environment users unsatisfied with consultation about and purpose of Bill, Lib MLC says

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

The former Liberal government initiated discussions to form marine parks in South Australia in 1995, with the intention of introducing legislation to meet international and national marine conservation standards at that time and into the future, said Liberal MLC Caroline Schaefer in South Australia’s Legislative on 11 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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SA Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill: Ridgway’s concerns include as yet undrafted regulations, urban trees fund and make-good orders

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Regarding the Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill, David Ridgway MP (Leader of the Opposition) said the Liberal Party did not support the bill in its present form, although he had not yet seen a number of its amendments. Read the rest of this entry »

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Health, water and drought the election issues for farmers; only 5.1pc view climate change as important election factor, Qld poll shows

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A special farmer-only poll revealed they believed Kevin Rudd would be the next Prime Minister of Australia, even though most said they would vote for the Coalition, wrote Lucy Skuthorp in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p.11). Read the rest of this entry »

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Australian government willing to consider agreement through Kyoto if UN talks succeed

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

The United Nations had two sets of talks under way to try to find a way forward — one looking at a new agreement or protocol under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and one looking to amend the Kyoto Protocol for a second commitment time frame, wrote Lenore Taylor in The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p. 8). Read the rest of this entry »

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Greens MP Milne criticises Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 6) Bill 2007: insufficiently considered; threat to farming, biodiversity; advantageous to emitters

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Christine Milne MP (Greens Party, Senator) stated she was appalled that the Selection of Bills Committee had decided not to refer the Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 6) Bill 2007 to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport for appropriate consideration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tax-incentive legislation will assist major corporations, take rural land out of agricultural production, says Greens Party MP

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Christine Milne MP (Greens Party Senator) speaking against proposed tax incentive legislation, stated that the legislation would result in water and land being removed from agricultural production.

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SA Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill “worse than current Act”, would push more costs on to local government, says Dems MLC

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

With regard to the Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill, Sandra Kanck MP (Australian Democrats) said she had consulted with a number of groups and what had eventuated out of the meetings was a determination that the bill was far worse than the current Act. Read the rest of this entry »

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Livestock methane emissions easy target for governments; should not be compared with emissions from coal-fired power stations

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Mick Keogh of the Australian Farm Institute said while many media stories automatically align methane emissions from livestock with methane emissions from coal-fired power stations, in reality the two were very different, wrote James Nason in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p. 7). Read the rest of this entry »

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Methane emission producers able to sell reductions; avoid potential high levels through growing fodder trees, says consultant

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Agricultural consultant Alan Lauder, who had just released a methane discussion paper on his carbon grazing website http://www.carbongrazing.com.au, argued that growers who introduced more efficient grazing systems to reduce methane would also receive win-wins in the form of more production per hectare, an ability to withstand droughts for longer, and more dollars in the hip pocket, wrote James Nason in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p. 7). Read the rest of this entry »

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South Australia’s Marine Parks Bill offers fees by stealth and an unfair weighting to conservation, says MLC

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

It was safe to say that no one was happy with the Marine Parks Bill as it stood, said Liberal MLC Caroline Schaefer in South Australia’s Legislative Council on 11 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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