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March 22, 2020
‘Not acting is a decision’: Scientists warn failing system drives wildlife to extinction

Leading scientists have described a failing system of wildlife protection in Tasmania, with government staff feeling pressure from officials to change advice to allow vital habitat to be logged and fewer than 15 per cent of threatened species being actively monitored.

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March 22, 2020
Gutwein urged to explain why pokies industry proposal became Liberal policy

The Gutwein Liberal government is facing calls to explain why it disregarded advice on poker machine policy from Treasury and the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission and is planning changes nearly identical to those proposed by Federal Group and the hospitality industry.

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Adam is a reporter, editor and a returned Tasmanian, having moved back to Hobart in 2015. He is environment editor of Guardian Australia, and a co-founder of Tasmanian Inquirer.

He held several senior roles for The Age in Melbourne, and has reported and written for the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC, BBC and Nature, among others. He has won several industry awards, including the United Nations Association of Australia media award for environmental reporting three times.

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