The Australian

Farmers, miners, property developers and major employers are demanding Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek rule out using a climate trigger as a bargaining chip to establish a new green cop to protect Australia’s environment, warning such a move could “blow up” local investments and jeopardise the government’s Future Made in Australia agenda.

“They should draw a line through it so we can all move on.”

Urban Development Institute of Australia, with 2500 members involved in property development, said a climate trigger as called for by the Greens was an “unnecessary and unworkable addition” to any environmental legislation and would reverse industry understanding the government’s overhaul of the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act would not include such a mechanism.

To read the article in full, including comments from UDIA national president Col Dutton, click here