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Tasmania's Tarkine needs a strategic plan


McDonald, J, Tasmania's Tarkine needs a strategic plan, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Melbourne, Online, 12 August 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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The Federal Government has now approved two mines for the Tarkine region of Tasmania, on condition that the mines fund conservation measures for Tasmanian Devils and other threatened species. The approvals follow the Federal Court overturning approval of the Shree Minerals mine last month, on the grounds that former Environment Minister Tony Burke failed to consider conservation advice on Tasmanian Devils. The death of a few devils, orchids, spotted-tail quolls or wedge-tailed eagles are unlikely to have significant impacts on their populations. But what’s missing from the assessments are the cumulative effects of the many mines proposed for the region. There are currently ten mines proposed in the next five years, and over 50 exploration licenses held over the region. So, how are Tasmania and the Commonwealth to account for potential cumulative impacts?

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McDonald, J (Professor Jan McDonald)
ID Code:86113
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-08-23
Last Modified:2013-08-23

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