Last 'definite' record of Night Parrot on proposed mining site

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Subject: Last 'definite' record of Night Parrot on proposed mining site
From: Simon Mustoe <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 08:23:44 +1000

Just a reminder to follow up on Nathan's posting last week. Just days left to 
put in a submission on the FMG proposal. 

An article here goes through the mail points:

Can I make an appeal to anyone who does decide to do a submission?

1. TRY NOT to be tempted to criticise the consultants. The report is 
well-enough produced and the consultants are well respected. There are a few 
places where the report can, naturally, be questioned. Nothing is ever perfect. 
To focus on small problems however, will not make a difference to the outcome.
2. Read the above article and recognise that the issue here is not about the 
impact assessment science, it is about how the decision-makers decide to effect 
the precautionary principle for a critically endangered species when there is 
practically no evidence for an impact assessment.

Because this decision doesn't lie with the developer or the consultants and 
because it could test a fundamental objective of Australia's social and 
environmental legislation, submissions need to be backed by a peak body. One 
can only hope that Birds Australia or any another representative conservation 
group has decided to make their position known and properly understood the 




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