06 March 2012

NEWS: Accreditation scheme for ecological consultants in NSW rejected

A private member’s bill to establish an accreditation scheme for ecological consultants was voted down in the NSW Upper House on 16 February.

The Threatened Species Conservation Amendment (Ecological Consultants Accreditation Scheme) Bill 2011 would have required ecological consultants to undergo formal accreditation and included a mechanism to peer review ecological assessments that come into dispute.

The bill had been proposed by Greens MLC Cate Faerhmann.

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