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Loggers put parrot on swift path to extinction

Christine Milne 16 Apr 2015

The news today that swift parrot habitat on Bruny Island will be logged increases the urgency for the federal government to step in and protect this endangered bird, Greens Leader Christine Milne said today.

"I wrote to Minister Greg Hunt last month following revelations the state government ignored expert advice not to log five swift parrot breeding areas," Senator Milne said.

"The Minister is the responsible person for threatened species in Australia and must step in to stop logging of its habitat.

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Tasmanian one-stop shop submission

10 September 2014

EPBC bilateral agreement with Tasmania

The Australian Greens have commented widely on the folly of the federal government handing over environmental approval powers to state governments, most recently in the Dissenting Report to the Senate Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014.

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