Black-throated Finches and mining

To: "'Rita & Ian'" <>, "'Peter Ewin'" <>, "'? birding-aus'" <>
Subject: Black-throated Finches and mining
From: "Andrew Bell" <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:18:48 +0930
Which I'm sure leaves most of us who are naive to this (which I suspect
includes most of the general public) totally gobsmacked. I guess one could
hope for an intervention to maintain the spirit of, as opposed to the legal
status of, such a reserve

Andrew Bell

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Rita & Ian
Sent: Friday, 21 October 2011 3:23 PM
To: Peter Ewin; ? birding-aus
Subject: Black-throated Finches and mining

Hi everyone
some comments - mining leases can be issued under the Mineral Resources Act
1989 over Nature Refuges.  The declaration of a Nature Refuge, even thought
it is declared under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, does not preclude
The clearing of vegetation for mining is not assessed under the Vegetation
Management Act 1999.


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