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To the Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel, I am a resident of southern Sydney who grew up with Australia's oldest National Park - Royal - on my doorstep. This Park forms part of the tiny 10% of remnant native vegetation in the State. That means that a massive 90% of the State is either taken up by urban landscapes, farming, mining or other commercial enterprises. I oppose the NSW Governments proposed new biodiversity legislation and support stronger protection for bushland and wildlife. By the Government's own account - Australia's native biodiversity is significant at a global scale (NSW NPWS 1999a) and it is estimated that Australia supports more than one million species of plants and animals. As well as a high number of species

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