Tag: queensland

New environment laws increase flood risk

Geoff Ebbs /9 May, 2013

Lockyer resident Diane Bruhn has produced evidence showing that clearing riverine trees increases sedimentation and increases flood risk. She said that the Queensland Government has used the recent floods as an excuse to repeal the sections of the water act controlling clearing of land in the riparian zone of Queensland’s rivers and streams.

Land clearing laws passed in Queensland

Geoff Ebbs /3 May, 2013

BY:KELMENY FRASER  From: The Courier-Mail NATURAL Resources Minister Andrew Cripps has rejected claims new vegetation clearing laws will damage the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay. Mr Cripps last night described the claims as “alarmist rhetoric” based on inaccurate information. The comments were made during a debate on the wide-ranging Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill, Continue Reading →