One stop chop

By Tim Hollo November 6, 2013

One stop chop

Felicity Millner, Vic EDO, and Margaret Blakers, Green Institute
6 November 2013

The Abbott government is preparing to surrender its environment protection powers to the states. Under their ‘one stop shop’ agreements states will be able to assess and decide on proposals affecting threatened species, world heritage and internationally important wetlands with no effective Commonwealth oversight. ‘One stop shop’ agreements are similar to the regional forest agreements that have brought Leadbeater’s Possum to the brink of extinction and left the federal environment minister powerless to intervene.


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