Media releases


8 February 2019


Rocky Hill judgement exposes bankruptcy of fossil fuel industry’s pollution claims

The Nature Conservation Council congratulates Groundswell Gloucester and the Environmental Defenders Office NSW for their historic win in the Land and Environment Court today.

Climate and energyCoal and gas

7 February 2019


NSW still back of the pack for renewables

Lack of leadership on energy policy in NSW has been laid bare again today with the release of the latest Green Energy Markets report, which found NSW sources more of its power from coal than any other state in Australia.

Climate and energy

6 February, 2019


Solar, wind and storage the only reasonable response to coal and gas failures

Major parties in NSW must commit to adding up to 4000MW of clean energy to the grid over the next four years to bridge the reliability gap caused by the state’s aging and highly polluting coal and gas power plants.

Climate and energy


4 February 2019


National parks additions slow to a trickle while koala protections slashed

The new national park south of Sydney announced by Premier Berejiklian today is welcome but does not compensate for the Coalition’s terrible record on park creation and koala conservation.

Forests and wildlife

4 February 2019


Premier should mandate 40% tree canopy for Sydney by 2030 (1)

Premier Berejiklian’s creation of a Minister for Public Spaces is tacit acknowledgement that these areas have been mismanaged for the past eight years as a result of policies pursued by the Coalition government.

Forests and wildlife

1 February 2019


ALP pledges to set world’s-best health standards

Pressure is now on the Berejiklian government to tighten power station pollution licences to protect human health after State Labor pledged to review emissions standards to “ensure they meet world-class standards”.

Air pollutionClimate and energy


1 February 2019


Positions of MDBA Board and Chief Executive are now untenable

The Federal Government must appoint a new Board and CEO to the Murray Darling Basin Authority after the South Australian Royal Commission found there were “serious doubts” that the current officeholders were “capable of fulfilling their statutory obligations and functions”.

Rivers and wetlands

22 February 2019


Activists urge Berejiklian to kick coal after eight years of inaction

Premier Gladys Berejiklian was confronted by a protester as she addressed a forum in Sydney, who urged the Premier to “stop ignoring the climate crisis”.

Climate and energy

31 January, 2019


Blair refuses to meet conservation groups on Darling River health

NSW Fisheries Minister Niall Blair has refused to meet two of the state’s peak environment groups to discuss the health of the Darling River after it suffered two of the biggest fish kills in the state’s history.

NSW ParliamentRivers and wetlands


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