Australia: Wilderness Society: Wild Rivers Act replacement ‘weak regulation’

Guardian: Ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of Cape York will be declared to be “strategic environment areas” under a new plan to allow development that replaces Queensland’s controversially scrapped wild rivers laws. The Queensland government has publicly released a 52-page plan, a fortnight after repealing Labor’s 2005 Wild Rivers Act, which banned strip mining, intensive agriculture and in-stream dams in that part of far north Queensland. The Cape York regional plan was tabled in parliament......

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