When EEG asked Greg Hunt to clarify why the Coalition would appoint a commissioner to oversee threatened species when they also plan to hand all threatened species responsibilities to the states, Greg Hunt (Fed shadow env minister) replied:
‘Many thanks and the Commissioner would be responsible for preparing, implementing and monitoring threatened species plans’.
Again we asked …
‘That sounds good but that wasn’t the question.
Are you also planning to hand environmental powers to the states if you get in? If so – what use would the commissioner then be?’
We are still waiting for an answer.