Minister Blair’s Crown Land Bill – indecent haste and lack of transparency

We are greatly concerned at reports that Minister Blair will seek to introduce a new Crown Land Bill
as early as Wednesday 19 October 2016. No exposure draft has been released to the public.
That concern is heightened by our collective disappointment at the contents of the Upper House
Report (“Upper House Report”) on Crown Lands published on 13 October 2016.
Time does not permit us to detail the reasons for that disappointment but we are compelled to
mention that, contrary to the statement…………To continue reading or download, click on the below document.

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  • October 22, 2016 at 6:25 am

    The State government’s impending legislation to abolish the Crown Land Trusts will remove the capacity for communities to hold governments to account for misuse and misappropriation of of Crown land reserved for public recreation and ultimately facilitate its private sale to developers by local Councils!
    It will sweep under the carpet the unlawful actions of Crown Land authority that have already occurred, and destroy protections to ensure this land remains in public hands as of right, as currently entrenched in existing legislation. The Baird government is operating with undue haste to effect these radical reforms. Write to State Legislative Council members seeking that they oppose the current Bill on Crown Land and entrench the protection of Public Trusts to allow accountability


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