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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.


29 October, 2016


Best way to improve air quality is to shut coal-fired power stations and stop approving coal mines

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes Environment Minister Mark Speakman’s call for public input into his new 10-year air-quality plan but questions the government’s commitment to acting on the people’s wishes.

19 October, 2016


Rally hears that Baird's land-clearing proposals are reckless and cruel

Hundreds of protesters have rallied outside NSW Parliament today demanding Premier Baird scrap his plans to weaken land-clearing and nature-protection laws.

13 October, 2016


Community values at odds with Baird’s Crown lands sell-off plans

A report released today by a NSW upper house parliamentary committee found the community opposes government plans to sell off Crown lands, which people cherish for their environmental, social and cultural values.


13 October, 2016


Premier Baird fails his own test on animal cruelty with shark net and greyhound backflips

Premier Mike Baird’s record on animal welfare and the environment is in tatters after a week of backflips that will significantly increase animal suffering and environmental harm.

Marine Conservation

22 September, 2016


Unacceptable that coal mine assessment is being based on secret biodiversity offset rules

The Baird government has hit a new low with revelations it is using a “secret” planning assessment tool that has never been made public to assess biodiversity impacts of a major new coal mine near Singleton in the Hunter Valley.

20 September, 2016


Govt’s own report shows overwhelming opposition to proposals that increase land clearing

The Nature Conservation Council is calling on the Baird government to abandon plans to loosen land clearing controls after the government’s own analysis of public submissions revealed overwhelming opposition to its legislative package.


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