Media releases


11 September 2017


AGL sticks to its guns on coal closure timeline

“We welcome AGL’s renewed commitment to getting out of dirty coal and maintaining electricity supply by developing renewables, even in the face of extraordinary pressure from the Turnbull government to extend the life of coal-fired power stations,” said Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski.

11 September 2017


Judicial review still required to get to the bottom of water theft in NSW

Nature Conservation Council and Inland Rivers Network have renewed calls for a federal judicial review of allegations of theft and corruption in the Murray Darling Basin following the release of the interim report into water management and compliance in NSW.

Rivers and wetlands

6 September 2017


Extending Liddell power station's life is the wrong approach

Extending the life of the highly polluting Liddell Power station is the wrong way to meet projected shortfalls in electricity supply, according to the NSW Nature Conservation Council.

Air pollutionClimate and energy


25 August 2017


NSW Government green-lights new wave of tree clearing and species loss

As the leading conservation organisations in NSW, we reiterate our steadfast opposition to the NSW Coalition Government’s new land management regime that weakens tree-clearing laws and takes effect tomorrow.

Forests and wildlife

17 August, 2017


Conservation groups welcome the Senate’s call to delay NSW Government’s tree-clearing laws

The Australian Senate has called on the Berejiklian Government to delay introducing new tree-clearing laws in NSW until regulatory maps are made public showing areas that will and will not require approval before clearing can occur.

Forests and wildlifeNSW Parliament

11 August, 2017


ICAC inquiry into Central Coast illegal waste dump long overdue

The Nature Conservation Council welcomed the decision of EPA Chairman/CEO Barry Buffier to refer allegations of waste industry corruption, including on the Central Coast, to the Independent Commission Against Corruption for investigation.

Pollution and waste


9 August, 2017


Save our rivers - take water from the Nationals

Farmers and conservationists rallied outside NSW Parliament on Thursday, August 10, demanding a full judicial review into the mismanagement of water in the Murray-Darling system and the removal of the water portfolios from the National Party in NSW and nationally.

Rivers and wetlands

2 August 2017


Major win for the environment - court rules coal mine expansion approval invalid

Conservationists today welcomed the 4nature conservation group’s successful legal bid that overturns the approved extension to the Springvale underground coal mine near Lithgow. Conservation group 4nature won its case in the NSW Court of Appeal, overturning the original decision in the Land and Environment Court that ruled in favour of Centennial Coal who operates this mine.

Coal and gas

2 August 2017


More evidence that the Nationals can’t be trusted to manage water

Premier Berejikilian must remove National Party MPs from natural resource portfolios after it was revealed that Nationals Ministers have tried to push through changes to water-sharing plans that would benefit big party donors.

NSW ParliamentRivers and wetlands


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