Re: River red gums

Subject: Re: River red gums
From: David James <>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 1998 15:55:11 +1000
At 07:16 2/04/98 +1000, you wrote:
> the NSW Minister for Land and Water Conservation has lifted all 
> remaining controls on clearing of river red gums on freehold lands. 
> open slather.
> I am not even sure how much land this affects or if this ruling also
>impacts on leasehold lands.

Yet another disaster. The tree-clearing guidelines in QLD are the worst
ecological disaster in the state at present and generally recognised by the
States' conservation movement as the biggest (and toughest) issue on a
jam-packed card.  In Qld, not only are the guidelines poor &^
disgusting) for leasehold, but they do not apply at all to freehold. The
scary thing is that the Qld cabinet appears to be developing legislation
for fast-tracking the process of conversion leasehold to freehold (using
the Wik debate as a sheild). I hope this is not happening in NSW, or we can
kiss biodiversity good bye.   
David James
PO BOX 5225
Townsville Mail Centre 4810

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