“Single touch” approvals for infrastructure risk environmental protections

Experts say the deregulation could threaten environmental protections

As part of its plan for economic recovery, the Morrison Government has announced environmental deregulation to create a ‘single touch approval’ for major projects.

But environmental advocates are concerned that the government is retreating from its role and responsibility in protecting threatened species and world heritage sites.

With a 10-year review into national environmental protection legislation due in October, is the government prioritizing the economy over the environment?

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