Media releases


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

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% 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


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