Media releases


15 August 2018


K​oalas and clean energy among top priorities for 2019 and beyond

Saving koalas, massively expanding clean energy, ending deforestation, and creating a marine park for Sydney are the top five policy commitments the conservation movement is seeking from candidates and political parties in the lead-up the March 2019 state election.

NSW Parliament

4 August 2018


NSW land-clearing rises 800%, and worse is yet to come

The annual rate of land-clearing soared 800% in the three years before the Berejiklian government downgraded environmental protections further and made it easier for clearing to occur, new data shows.

Forests and wildlife

17 July 2018


AEMO report is blind to climate change

Australia still lacks a credible plan to deliver a safe climate and affordable electricity because the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Integrated System Plan, released today, fails to address climate pollution.

Climate and energy


10 July 2018


New wave of land clearing begins while the government fights to hide the truth

The Nature Conservation Council has renewed calls for the release of up-to-date land clearing data so the public can see the extent of deforestation occurring under the Berejiklian government’s new land clearing laws.

Forests and wildlife

1 July 2018


NSW Labor throws down gauntlet to Berejiklian with policy pledge on new Climate Change Act

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes NSW Labor’s pledge to introduce a Climate Change Act if it wins government at the state election in March 2019.

Air pollutionClimate and energyNSW Parliament

27 June 2018


Fresh legal challenge to NSW land-clearing codes

The NSW Nature Conservation Council has initiated fresh legal proceedings to overturn environmentally harmful land-clearing codes introduced by the NSW Government in March this year.

Forests and wildlifeNSW Parliament


19 June 2018


Coalition spends $102 million on climate change disaster relief but nothing on limiting climate pollution

“The NSW Budget contains no money for reducing climate pollution but $102 million for dealing with the disasters that climate change is causing, like floods and storms,” Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski said.

Climate and energyNSW Parliament

15 June 2018


Full impact of Snowy 2.0 must be assessed before its components are approved

The Federal Government must assess the environmental impacts of the whole of the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro proposal before granting approval for any of its component parts, the Nature Conservation Council says.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentClimate and energy

15 June 2018


Government halves length of coast protected in marine sanctuaries

The NSW Government has confirmed it permanently scrap top-level environmental protections to 10 of the state’s best marine habitats near Bateman’s Bay, Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour, and Byron Bay.

Marine Conservation


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