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3 August, 2016


Governments sits idle in the face of rampant illegal land clearing, new figures show

Almost 60% of all the land clearing that occurred in NSW over a three-year period was “unexplained”, latest government figures reveal. [1]

28 June 2016


NSW Farmers also reject Baird’s biodiversity laws as unworkable

The Baird Government should scrap its flawed biodiversity laws after the NSW Farmers today declared its opposition to the package.

24 June 2016


Rally calls for Mike Baird to stop developers, agribusiness dictating environment policy

More than 400 people rallied outside Premier Mike Baird’s electorate office in Manly today demanding the Premier take back control of the state’s environmental policy from the big agribusiness, developers and the National Party and withdraw the flawed biodiversity laws package now on public exhibition.


22 June 2016


Last chance to have your say on changes to the state’s new land clearing laws

People have only four working days left to have their say on the Baird government’s new package of biodiversity laws. Public submissions on the proposals close next Tuesday, June 28, following a brief eight-weeks public exhibition period.

16 June 2016


Solitary Islands Marine Park to lose 75% of beach and headland marine sanctuaries

Highly protected ocean beach and headland areas in sanctuary zones in the Solitary Islands Marine Park will be slashed by up to 75% under plans being considered by the Baird government, a new analysis by the Nature Conservation Council has found.

15 June 2016


5000 submissions call for a marine park for Sydney

The Sydney community has strongly backed a marine park for Sydney, with about 5,000 submissions supporting the initiative as part of the NSW Government’s Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Assessment. [1]


10 June, 2016


10,000 people ask Santos to ditch Narrabri CSG project

Farmers and environmentalists will hand deliver petitions carrying more than 10,000 signatures to Santos's Sydney office this morning, asking new chief executive Kevin Gallagher to drop the Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga Forest in north-west NSW.

14 June, 2016


Wentworth Group warns new laws will “increase the rate of species extinctions”

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has issued a damning assessment of the Baird government’s draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill, warning it will “increase the rate of species extinctions”.

7 June, 2016


Up to 50% of coastal marine sanctuaries will be lost under NSW Government rezoning plan

Highly protected sanctuary zones in some of the state’s premier marine parks will be slashed by up to 80% under plans being considered by the Baird government, a new analysis by the Nature Conservation Council shows.


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