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Tanya Plibersek pledges new environment laws to end years of ‘wilful neglect’ by Coalition

Minister says legislation will go before parliament next year and confirms bid to protect 30% of land by 2030 as she launches State of the Environment report

Australia’s failing environmental laws could be replaced next year, new minister Tanya Plibersek has said, while launching a scathing attack on the management of the country’s most precious species and places.

Launching the latest five-yearly State of the Environment report, Plibersek laid out the need for sweeping environmental reform and said new legislation would go before parliament next year.

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