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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.

4 November, 2016


Baird must scrap draft land-clearing laws after key advisor resigns

The Nature Conservation Council is calling on Premier Baird to withdraw his proposed biodiversity and land-clearing laws after a senior advisor resigned saying the package was bad for biodiversity.

3 November, 2016


Premier Baird’s zero emissions by 2050 target is welcome

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the NSW Government’s commitment to zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the ambition of making NSW the leading state for renewable energy.


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