Bronwyn Taylor urged NSW Nationals leader to intervene over grasslands protection

Bronwyn Taylor urged NSW Nationals leader to intervene over grasslands protection

The Guardian

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National party minister lobbied John Barilaro over environmental legislation that affected her extended family’s land holdings in the Monaro region

The New South Wales Nationals minister Bronwyn Taylor demanded intervention from the deputy premier, John Barilaro, over environmental laws affecting her family’s land holdings, describing efforts by the Office of Environment and Heritage to protect native grasslands in the Monaro area as “ludicrous” and “a joke”.

An email chain from 2017 reveals the war between the OEH, Local Land Services (part of the primary industries department) and senior Nationals over maps designed to identify endangered ecological communities in need of protection under land-clearing laws introduced the same year.

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