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19 February, 2016


Conservation groups withdraw from Mike Baird’s predetermined biodiversity reforms

The Baird government’s biodiversity law reform agenda has suffered a major setback today with the state’s peak conservation groups withdrawing from top-level stakeholder consultations with the Office of Environment and Heritage, who are drafting the new laws.

19 February, 2016


Shenhua court judgment: Liverpool Plains koalas left vulnerable

Liverpool Plains farmers from a local landcare group, who took legal action in the NSW Land and Environment Court arguing that the Shenhua mine approval failed to properly consider whether the open cut coal mine would place koalas at risk of extinction, say they hold grave fears for the threatened local population in light of today’s judgment which upholds the validity of the approval.

Forests and wildlife

February 4, 2016


Communities demand Baird end NSW’s war on trees

Hundreds of people at community meetings in Crows Nest and North Narrabeen this week unanimously supported a motion opposing the Baird Government’s plans to ease tree-clearing controls across the state.

Forests and wildlife


February 4, 2016


Massive win for the community in Gloucester and Camden – focus now on saving the Pilliga

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes AGL’s decision to abandon its plans for an industrial gas field in Gloucester and to fast-track its exit from Camden as a victory for the community and the environment.

Coal and gas

February 29, 2016


Sydney Marine Park one step closer for marine life and coastal communities

Leading environment groups have welcomed the NSW Government’s first steps to create a Sydney Marine Park to protect our incredible marine life and way of life.

Marine Conservation

20 January, 2015


How will you fix the mapping flaws on your environmental law, Mr Baird?

The Baird government must now explain how it plans to accurately map the state’s threatened plant communities after media reports exposed its preferred mapping methodology as a failure.


20 January, 2016


Environment groups to meet government on tree clearing

With community alarm growing about the NSW Government’s tree-clearing policies, major environment groups will be meeting key government agencies tomorrow about the government’s plans to further weaken tree protection laws.

11 January, 2016


Court Action Started Against Springvale Mine to Protect Sydney’s Drinking Water

Conservation group 4nature has launched proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court challenging the NSW Government’s approval of the Springvale underground coal mine due to its pollution of Sydney drinking water catchments.

16 January, 2015


Dodgy mapping technology undermines Baird government’s conservation agenda

Endangered wildlife and ecosystems will be at greater risk if the Baird government adopts its preferred method of mapping the state’s 1500 vegetation communities, the NSW National Parks Association (NPA) and NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) have warned.


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