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Australia proposes to overhaul ‘broken’ environment laws

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Sydney, AustraliaReuters Australia will overhaul its environment laws and set up a new nature protection agency which would have powers to make decisions on the approval of development projects, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said on Thursday. The move by the centre-left Labor government comes more than two years after an independent review found Australia’s environment […]

Updated: Australian animals at dire risk as environment deteriorates

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Updated: 5pm (AEST)Melbourne, AustraliaReuters Australia has lost more mammal species than any other continent and has one of the worst rates of species decline among the world’s richest countries, a five-yearly environmental report card released by the government on Tuesday said. Animals such as the blue-tailed skink are only known to exist anymore in captivity, […]