Labor to use EU trade as 'political cover' for tougher land clearing laws

Jamieson Murphy
Updated January 18 2023 - 3:01pm, first published 2:30pm
The Nationals are concerned international trade will be used as an excuse to enforce draconian land clearing laws . Picture by Melody Labinsky.
The Nationals are concerned international trade will be used as an excuse to enforce draconian land clearing laws . Picture by Melody Labinsky.

THE federal government will attempt to use a trade agreement with the European Union to justify its domestic environmental policies and enforce harsh land clearing laws on farmers, the Nationals leader has warned.

Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

News director

Newcastle Herald news director and business reporter. Interested in any and all yarns. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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