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Unesco urged to oppose ‘alarming’ changes to Australian environment laws – The Guardian

Conservation groups warn Australia’s natural world heritage sites are ‘under more pressure than ever before’

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Australian conservation groups have written to the UNs peak environmental heritage body urging it to oppose the Coalitions bid to devolve the approval process for projects to state and territory governments.
In a letter to the director general of Unesco, the 13 groups warn of the alarming moves to weaken legal protection for Australias 20 world heritage listed properties through changes to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.
In an interim report on the EPBC Act…

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