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Australia’s environment in ‘shocking’ decline, report finds
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Australia’s environment in ‘shocking’ decline, report finds

Australia's environment is in a "poor and deteriorating state", according to the latest State of the Environment Report. Climate change, mining, pollution, invasive species and habitat loss are outlined in the five-yearly report that has been released on Tuesday, with Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek laying the blame squarely at the feet of the previous Coalition government. "It tells a story of crisis and decline in Australia's environment [and] of a decade of government inaction and wilful ignorance," Plibersek said. The report was handed to the Morrison government in December last year, but former environment minister Sussan Ley did not release it before the election. The lead author of the report, Emma Johnston from the University of Sydney, said the biggest difference ...