In the 1990s Queensland had the highest rate of land clearing in the world, greater even than the Amazon. The Vegetation Management Act 1999 was brought in to manage the problem, but successive governments have allowed it to be weakened and it is reemerging as a problem. Today there is a lot less vegetation left than there was in 1999, but the rates of clearing are nearing those disasterous levels experienced two decades ago.
Kim talks to Nicky Hungerford, Coordinator of the Queensland Conservation Council, who has a long history of campaigning on this issue.
Radio In Colour: 40 Years of 4ZZZ is a series that looks at events here and abroad in the life of your favourite radio station, 4ZZZ. Over 15 trainees from CALD communities contributed to this project. Partners included the Multicultural Development Association, The Edge at the State Library of QLD and 4EBfm.