Local Member speaks out over Nature Positive proposals

April 18, 2024 7:15 am in by

The Federal Government’s revised Nature Positive proposals are only positive for bloated bureaucracy and more green tape for business, farmers and other job creators according to Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster. 

The second stage of Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s ‘Nature Positive Plan’ creates a new Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a new organisation called Environment Information Australia. However, neither currently have Federal laws to oversee their operation. 

“The Minister has failed to deliver on her promised environmental reform in this term and is simply adding to confusion for both job creators and those concerned for their local environment,” Dr Webster said.

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 “After two years selectively consulting and hiding her plans from the Australian public, Minister Plibersek has used taxpayers’ funds to hire more bureaucrats without any legislative machinery to operate.” 

Dr Webster said the Minister was simply duplicating State-based EPA bodies to grasp control over projects that serve Labor’s green railroading agenda. 

Image: Anne Webster MP’s office