Law Reform · Nature & the Reef

The Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill

16 September, 2013

The Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No.2) 2013 (the Bill) proposes two backwards changes to the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) (NCA).

  1. The changes in the Bill will allow for uses which aren’t ‘ecologically sustainable’ in protected areas. Given that national parks are less than 5% of Queensland this unacceptably threatens biodiversity; and
  2. The Bill removes key opportunities for public participation in the management of our protected areas. This reduces transparency and accountability in the management of our protected areas.

EDO Qld made a submission on this Bill on Friday 13  Sept.