The Commonwealth has now agreed with all states and territories to develop assessment and approval bilateral agreements that will streamline environmental approval processes and remove duplication between jurisdictions.
The government is reviewing the scientific basis underpinning the reserves and undertaking further community consultation. The management plans prepared in March 2012 have now been set aside and new plans will be prepared following the review.
The Environment Minister agreed to remove 25 species from the Threatened Species List effective 14 December.
The species are:
Acanthiza iredalei iredalei
The Coalition Government is delivering a key election promise by scrapping Labor's plan to lock out recreational fishers from key coastal areas around the country. We are protecting the marine reserves but rejecting the flawed plans.