• Marine sanctuaries face the axe

    Save our marine sanctuaries

    The Baird government is poised to permanently open our precious marine sanctuaries to fishing. Will you speak up for our amazing marine life?

    Take action!

  • Barrington Tops National Park, (c) Henry Gold

    Our forests and wildlife are under threat

    The NSW Government is threatening to weaken vital controls on logging operations that will put our threatened species at even greater risk. Help us protect these vital laws.

    Take action!

  • Upper Hunter coal mine, July 2013

    Coal and gas projects are trashing NSW

    The coal and gas industry is threatening our most precious assets: clean water, special wild places and health. Call on the Baird government to put communities and the environment ahead of industry profits.

    Take action!

Our campaigns

 

Nature laws

Thousands of possums, quolls, koalas and gliders will be killed each year if Mike Baird’s Liberal-National government scraps our land-clearing laws.

Forests and wildlife

The ancient forests of NSW are home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife. They clean our air and water, and keep carbon safely our of our atmosphere. Our native forests are still being logged, turning our beautiful landscapes in to a wasteland.

Coal and gas

Exploration licences and mining leases have been granted over millions of hectares of our state. Help us stop coal and gas industries destroying wildlife habitat and driving climate change.

 
 
 
 
 

Marine conservation

The oceans, beaches and estuaries of NSW are home to rich marine life, including majestic sea turtles, powerful whales, colourful reef fish, kelp forests and abundant rocky reefs.

Planning and development

Land-use planning and development is intrinsically linked with environmental protection, nature conservation and natural resource management.

Climate and energy

We have mobilised thousands of people to take action on climate change, helped secure a price on carbon pollution and funding for renewable energy.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Policy issues

Coastal reforms

The NSW Government's coastal management reform package seeks to realise vision of thriving and resilient communities that live and work on a healthy coast.

 

Crown Lands Review

Public lands should be held on trust for the people of NSW; managed by the Government with management directed at identifying and protecting the diverse values of public lands. The NSW Government is proposing significant changes to the way Crown land is managed in NSW.

 

Federal environmental laws

Our national environment law protects the places and wildlife we love. For decades, federal environmental laws have played a vital role in protecting nationally important environmental values from destructive development proposals supported by state governments.

 

Rivers and wetlands

Our rivers and wetlands are under critical stress due to a long history of catchment degradation and unsustainable water extraction. Over the past century, the Murray Darling Basin has experienced a dramatic decline in wetlands, waterbirds and native fish populations, due to a massive increase in the volume of water extracted for irrigation.

 

Pollution and waste

The generation and careless disposal of waste can cause air and water pollution, land contamination and the loss of land that is used for landfill sites. While huge gains have been made through recycling programs, in 2008–09, Australians generated 46.8 million tonnes of rubbish, of which only 52 per cent was recycled.

 

Uranium

The NSW Government has ended a 26–year ban on uranium exploration in NSW and is poised to allow mining for the first time. Uranium mining is linked to the production of some of the world’s most toxic and long-lasting industrial wastes and the proliferation of the world’s most destructive weapons.

 

The Power Is Yours

 

Air pollution

Air pollution kills more Australians each year than car crashes, yet the Federal Government had been dithering on the delivery of a National Plan for Clean Air.

 

NSW elections

The Environment Liaison Office (ELO) provides a link to NSW Parliament for hundreds of community groups across New South Wales.

 
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