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Fast Track Approvals Bill w/ Group Manager for Conservation Advocacy at Forest & Bird, Richard Capie: 12th March, 2024.mp3

Fast Track Approvals Bill w/ Group Manager for Conservation Advocacy at Forest & Bird, Richard Capie: 12th March, 2024

Fast Track Approvals Bill w/ Group Manager for Conservation Advocacy at Forest & Bird, Richard Capie: 12th March, 2024.mp3 mp3, 25.99 MB
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Last week, the Fast Track Approvals Bill received its first reading under urgency. 

The bill proposes to fast-track the resource consent process for major infrastructure projects by giving ministers decision making powers.

Forest & Bird, among other environmental groups, have expressed concerns that the bill will override or bypass existing environmental laws and protection. 

Producer Sofia Roger Williams spoke to group manager for conservation advocacy at Forest & Bird, Richard Capie, about the bill and its impact on Aotearoa New Zealand’s environment and democracy.