Media releases


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


6 June 2018


Premier Berejiklian’ feral horse protection bill is a triumph of ignorance over science, politics over good policy

Conservation groups have condemned the Berejiklian government’s feral horse protection bill that passed parliament last night for putting politics before science and endangering native species and clean water supplies.

Forests and wildlife

3 June 2018


New analysis shows Berejiklian government’s koala reserve system offers the species virtually no new protection

The Berejiklian government’s planned koala reserve contains only 2% of high quality koala habitat and offers no significant new protection for the species whose numbers are rapidly declining, new analysis has shown.

Forests and wildlife

29 May 2018


Conservation groups welcome ALP pledge to protect the Snowy Mountains from feral horses

Leading conservation groups have welcomed NSW Labor’s pledge to protect the state’s fragile Snowy Mountains from large herds of ecologically destructive feral horses.

Forests and wildlifeRivers and wetlands


25 May, 2018


Queanbeyan to host NSW Regional Environment Conference 2018

Clean-energy investment and new logging laws will be top of the agenda at the 2018 NSW Regional Environment Conference in Queanbeyan this week.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energy

23 May 2018


Wildlife and rare plants at greater risk under proposed private native forestry laws

The NSW Government has reaffirmed its recent decision to end the Environmental Protection Authority’s role as the approval authority for logging operations in private native forests, the government’s latest move to reduce environmental protections.

Forests and wildlife

21 May 2018


AGL's rejection of Alinta bid for Liddell the only responsible option

The NSW Nature Conservation Council is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg to end their pro-coal crusade after AGL today rejected a bid by Alinta to buy the aging Liddell coal-fired power station.

Air pollutionClimate and energy


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