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National Parks Amendment (Prohibiting Cattle Grazing) Bill 2015
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18 March 2015
ASSEMBLY Statement of compatibility LISA NEVILLE

Ms NEVILLE (Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water) tabled following statement in accordance with Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006:

In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, (the 'charter'), I make this Statement of Compatibility with respect to the National Parks Amendment (Prohibiting Cattle Grazing) Bill 2015.

In my opinion, the National Parks Amendment (Prohibiting Cattle Grazing) Bill 2015, as introduced to the Legislative Assembly, is compatible with human rights as set out in the charter. I base my opinion on the reasons outlined in this statement.

Overview

The bill amends the National Parks Act 1975 to implement the government's commitment to ensure that cattle grazing cannot be conducted in the Alpine and River Red Gum national parks. Specifically, the bill clarifies that executive and administrative powers under the National Parks Act 1975 and the Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987 cannot be used to provide for the introduction or use of cattle in the specified parks.

Human rights issues

There are no charter rights relevant to the bill.

Hon. Lisa Neville, MP
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water