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NSW land clearing laws pass final hurdle

AAP logoAAP 17/11/2016

NSW Premier Mike Baird © AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts NSW Premier Mike Baird The Baird government's controversial biodiversity laws have passed their final hurdle in parliament, with NSW farmers set to get greater power to clear their land from next year.

The legislation will replace the Native Vegetation Act, which was designed to prevent mass land clearing.

The reforms will allow farmers to care for their land and improve on-farm activity, Deputy Premier John Barilaro said on Thursday.

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