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Seven Years of Bad Law: Environmental Protection in Australia

I have made a number of 'outraged response' speeches in this place this week and it is extremely difficult not to do the same on this occasion. The Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006 is the most astounding piece of legislation that I have seen in a long time. The Greens will be opposing this legislation. It brings in extensive changes to an act that is already not adequate to protect our environment and which should be strengthened.

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