The Abbott Government is closing in on a deal with Queensland to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ for environmental approvals for major resource and infrastructure construction projects, the new federal environment minister says.

Following talks with his counterpart in the Newman government last night, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt said ‘preliminary points of agreement’ had been reached on creating a ‘one-stop-shop’ for environmental approvals. “We each have to take those back to our respective governments,” Mr Hunt told ABC TV on Monday night….