Fed Farmers backs RMA overhaul but wants one law, not two

Rebecca Howard
Thu, 30 Jul 2020

Rebecca Howard
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
Federated Farmers backs the overhaul of the Resource Management Act but argues the legislation should remain within one statute to avoid which one trumps the other.  "We’re struggling to see the advantages of having two new pieces of legislation. No-one has been able to lucidly explain how the proposed two replacement acts would work. Which will take priority?" said vice-president and resource management spokesperson Karen Williams. "We can’t see how having two pieces of legislation will make it easier, faster or better to get outcomes th...
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