Media releases


28 February 2019


ALP deforestation pledge welcome but koalas need immediate protection

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the NSW Labor’s pledge to end the state’s deforestation crisis by remaking environmental laws and calls on the party to commit to an immediate suspension of clearing of koala and threatened species habitat.

Forests and wildlife

24 February 2019


Nationals overlook climate change and regional jobs bonanza

The biggest single challenge facing people on farms and in regional communities in NSW didn’t rate a mention in the NSW Nationals state campaign launch today.

Climate and energy

24 February 2019


Poll shows conservative voters want bold action on climate and energy

Conservative voters want to see a plan to boost clean energy and reduce the state’s contribution to climate change, according to the latest Essential Media poll.

Climate and energy


22 February 2019


Monaro Nationals MP missing in action at energy forum

Repower-Monaro is calling on all candidates running for the seat of Monaro to support the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. All candidates except Monaro MP John Barilaro have pledged to attend a meet-the-candidates forum at the Kangaroos Club in Queanbeyan from 7pm on March 6.

Climate and energy

18 January 2019


Academy of Sciences confirms North Basin Review was bad for Darling River health

The Nature Conservation Council and Inland Rivers Network welcome the Academy of Sciences report on the Menindee Lakes and Darling River fish kills, which confirms mismanagement of water in the Northern Basin is largely responsible for the catastrophe.

Rivers and wetlands

18 February 2019


ALP large-scale renewables pledge a game-changer for NSW

The ALP is the first major party in NSW to develop a clean energy policy that is serious about meeting the climate challenge we face, according to the Nature Conservation Council.

Climate and energy


10 February 2018


Berejiklian falls short with solar and batteries announcement

“The Berejiklian government’s commitment to help 300,000 households access solar and batteries is welcome but is too little and too late after eight years of inaction on climate change and clean energy,” Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski said.

Climate and energy

9 February 2018


NSW ALP’s 500,000 solar homes pledge sets a new benchmark

“State Labor’s pledge today to help put solar on 500,000 homes over the next 10 years has set the pace in the race to establish clean-energy credentials in the run up to next month’s election,” said Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski.

Climate and energy

8 February 2019


Niall Blair’s “shifting sands” are too slow to deal with our climate crisis

Comments by Nationals Agriculture Minister Niall Blair that “we've got to start showing that we take climate change and its impacts on the agricultural sector seriously” are welcome but highlight the Coalition’s years of inaction and denialism.

Climate and energy


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