‘We need to change the scheme’: calls for multiple investigations into $40m gain from NSW environmental offsets

‘We need to change the scheme’: calls for multiple investigations into $40m gain from NSW environmental offsets

The Guardian

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Directors of company linked to firm that advised government on western Sydney development and claimed millions in offset credits deny any conflict of interest

There are calls for multiple investigations into the New South Wales government’s purchase of millions of dollars in conservation offset credits from a company linked to a firm that was advising the government on major road developments in western Sydney.

Labor has called on the Berejiklian government to launch an independent investigation into the transactions, while the independent MLC Justin Field said the purchases and the state’s entire biodiversity offsetting regime should be reviewed by the NSW auditor general.

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