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27 April, 2016


Changes pose serious threats to the Orana region’s wildlife, soils and water resources

The NSW Nature Conservation Council will be in Dubbo on Saturday, May 7, to explain the risks to the Orana region of major state conservation and planning law reforms and advise people what they can do to ensure their voices are heard. (See workshop details overleaf.)

27 April, 2016


ALP’s climate plan highlights risk of broad-scale land clearing

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the ALP’s commitment to strong land-clearing laws as part of a national response to climate change, and urges the Baird government to strengthen NSW’s conservation and tree-clearing laws. [1]

6 April, 2016


Most people think the coal industry is doing NSW more harm than good

A majority of people in NSW thinks the coal industry is doing NSW communities more harm than good, a new survey has found.


1 April, 2016


Russell Vale expansion could drain 2.6 million litres a year from Sydney’s drinking water, PAC finds

The NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) has found that expanding the Russell Vale colliery near Wollongong posed an unacceptably “high risk” to Sydney’s water catchment, potentially leading to the loss of 2.6 million litres of water a year. [1]

14 March, 2016


Communities call on Turnbull to protect NSW trees

More than 100 people are rallying outside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate office in Edgecliff this morning, urging him to stop the state government from winding back controls on tree-clearing laws in the state’s cities, towns and rural areas.

Forests and wildlife

16 March, 2016


Majority of voters oppose Premier Baird’s anti-protest laws

Polling commissioned by the NSW Nature Conservation Council shows only 23% of people support the Baird government’s tougher anti-protest laws, which passed the upper house of the NSW Parliament last night.

NSW Parliament


17 March, 2016


Premier Baird rejects OEH advice against counting old mines sites as biodiversity credits

The NSW Government must overhaul its flawed biodiversity offsets policy following revelations Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) advice was ignored to favour big mining companies. [1]

Forests and wildlife

1 March, 2016


Manly community protests Baird’s tree-clearing changes

Community members will deliver a compelling photograph of a eucalypt to Premier Mike Baird’s electoral office in Manly this Thursday, World Wildlife Day, calling on him to stand up for nature by not scrapping tree-protection legislation, which he is expected to do later this year.

Forests and wildlife

19 February, 2016


Lismore residents demand Premier Baird end his war on trees

A community meeting in Lismore last night (Thursday) called on the Baird government to end its war on trees and to increase protection for local bushland, wildlife and the climate by strengthening our nature protection laws.

Forests and wildlife


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