Lack of political will leads to problems for Earth

by Andrew Macintosh in The Canberra Times
Originally published in The Canberra Times on December 11, 2006

Back in 1999, the Government overhauled the original Commonwealth environment laws that were introduced by the Whitlam Labor government. The old laws needed updating and the Government obliged, creating the loftily titled Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. While an improvement on the original laws, the EPBC Act has proven to be a failure, largely because of a lack of political will.

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