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NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance ordered millions of trees along highways be cleared after bushfires – ABC News

Andrew Constance ordered his top public servant to clear millions of trees along every highway in NSW even though the agency said it had no authority to do so,…

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The NSW Roads Minister ordered his top bureaucrat to clear millions of trees along every highway in NSW even though the agency said it had no authority to do so, it has emerged.
Key points:

  • Andrew Constance said he knew the department needed an overhaul after his request was denied
  • Transport for NSW¬†secretary Rodd Staples said the department didn’t have the power to comply with his directive
  • However a spokesperson for Mr Constance insists the directive was legal

Andrew Constance made the direction…

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