Poll shows voters are sceptical of the Abbott government’s argument that green groups must be stopped from carrying out ‘economic sabotage’

Voters are not buying the Abbott government’s argument that environmental laws must be changed to stop green “sabotage” of job-creating projects, with 62% believing the Coalition is simply trying to silence conservationists to promote mining interests.

The new poll, by Lonergan Research, came as the government was fighting to convince Senate crossbenchers to pass the proposed changes to the federal government’s main conservation laws, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, which went through the House of Representatives on Thursday.

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Source: Guardian Environment