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LIVE – Updated at 21:48 Follow the day’s news.   21:48 Graham Readfearn System to protect Australia’s threatened species from

development ‘more or less worthless’, study finds Decisions by environment ministers spanning 15 years to either wave through projects or impose stricter conditions to

protect threatened species made no actual difference to the amount of habitat destroyed, according to a new study. More than half of habitat cleared to build

infrastructure, mines, urban developments and for agriculture came after a minister had decided projects would have a “non-significant” impact on species and habitat, the study

says. Full story here: Related: System to protect Australia’s threatened species from development ‘more or less worthless’, study finds

Support for Indigenous voice is falling, poll shows 21:48 Public support for an Indigenous voice to parliament is falling as the federal opposition continues to call

for more detail on the referendum proposal, AAP reports. A Resolve Political Monitor survey, published in the Nine newspapers today, showed 47% of voters backed a plan to

enshrine an Indigenous voice in the constitution. The figure, based on more than 3,000 responses during a month from late December, was down from the 53% who supported

the move in August and September. Some 30% said they didn’t back the constitutional change, up from 29% in the previous survey. A growing number of people were

undecided, with the cohort swelling from 19% to 23%.