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A majority of Lismore City councillors last night knocked back an attempt to do away with the recently approved Biodiversity Management Plan. The BMS involves a special rate variation that aims to raise $500,000 for environmental works, mainly in rural areas.
A majority of Lismore City councilors have voted to push ahead with plans to raise $500,000 with a special rate to fund a biodiversity strategy. But other councilors have lodged a rescission motion in an effort to overturn the decision.
A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.