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Housing ruling stirs parrot row

His decision came as legal and environment groups indicated that he could end up in the High Court if he acted on a threat to take control of wind farm approvals from the states, on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. Senator Campbell last week overturned State Government approval of the Bald Hills wind farm in South Gippsland because it might kill rare orange-bellied parrots.
12 Apr 2006

Wind farm project revealed

Maxine Keane, a resident whose property neighbours the Hawkesdale project, said she was concerned what effect noise would have on her family and native wildlife. Ms Keane said birds such as wedge-tailed eagles and kingfishers nested in the area and she feared building and continuing noise may scare them away.
12 Apr 2006
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