'Trojan horse': ACT government slams Morrison's environment protection shake-up

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated March 15 2022 - 10:25pm, first published 6:30pm
Environment Minister Sussan Ley on Tuesday announced a $128.5 million package of environmental reforms would be included in the upcoming federal budget. Picture: Karleen Minney.

The federal government is using environmental protection reform as a "trojan horse" to speed up mining project approvals, which will fast-track the effects of climate change and pose a risk to threatened habitat, the ACT environment minister has said.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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