February 3, 2023


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I had noted, but not grasped the significance of, the recent decision brought down in the case of Sharma v the Minister for the Environment, where eight school children challenged the minister (Sussan Ley) to uphold her duty of care for the future generations, and not approve a specific coal mine expansion in Northern NSW.

“During January, the department undertook some vegetation management on state land adjacent to Wonga Beach. This involved treatment of Singapore Daisy to reduce its competition with 213 germinating native seedlings. It also saw the treatment of 65 coconut trees that were competing with other desirable native species.”