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9 January, 2017

 

Coalition has still not returned planning powers to the community

Changes to the NSW planning system touted as the “biggest overhaul in a decade” fail to restore the community’s right to have bad decisions reviewed by the courts. [1]

19 December , 2016

 

New windfarm guidelines will boost jobs and the clean energy transition NSW needs

New windfarm guidelines released by the NSW Government today are an important step in the state’s journey to generating 100% renewable energy.

Climate and energy

29 November, 2016

 

Senate Committee report requires Baird to lead on repowering NSW

The state’s peak environment organisation has called on the Baird Government to support implementing the findings of a federal Senate Committee which calls for a planned transition of our electricity supply to 100% renewable energy.

 
 
 
 
 

23 November, 2016

 

Baird raids Climate Change Fund to subsidise land clearing

Media reports today reveal the Baird government plans to use money from the state’s Climate Change Fund to subsidise the increased land clearing that will result from laws it rammed through parliament last week.

22 November, 2016

 

Murray-Darling Basin Plan doomed for wildlife and communities

Key environment groups in NSW condemn the recommendation of the Northern Basin Review to reduce environmental flows by 70GL, calling on the Turnbull Government to reject the findings. A reduction in water flows is a backward step that jeopardises the environmental health of the Murray-Darling wetlands, birds, fish and downstream communities.

17 November, 2016

 

Conservation groups vow to restore environmental protections

Conservation groups have vowed to continue fighting for strong, just environmental protections for native animals and bushland after the Baird government today pushed its weakened land-clearing laws through parliament.

 
 
 
 
 

15 November, 2016

 

Political interference into enforcement of land-clearing laws must be investigated

The NSW Nature Conservation Council and NSW National Parks Association are calling for a full public investigation into the political interference in the enforcement of land-clearing laws following revelations by the ABC Lateline program last night. [1]

9 November, 2016

 

New land-clearing laws threaten nature and farming in NSW

The conservation and land-clearing laws the Baird government introduced into parliament today will significantly weaken wildlife, soil and water protections in NSW and should not become law, a broad coalition of conservation groups has warned.

7 November, 2016

 

Liberal MP latest to add voice to chorus of opposition to Premier Baird’s land-clearing laws

A Liberal backbencher has added his name to the growing list of people and organisations opposed to Premier Baird’s plans to weaken environmental protections and accelerate land clearing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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