Media releases


22 June, 2017


Labor leads with its pledge to ramp up rooftop solar and storage

Labor's solar power and energy storage pledges today raise the bar for Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the NSW Coalition, according to the NSW Nature Conservation Council and Australia Conservation Council.

Climate and energy

20 June, 2017


Premier Berejiklian poised to let developers write cheques to clear North Shore bushland

A large community rally will be held outside Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s electorate office tomorrow to demand changes to draft laws allowing developers to remove trees and bushland in exchange for cash payments.

Forests and wildlife

19 June, 2017


Nature misses out in budget bonanza – again

Today’s budget demonstrates Gladys Berejiklian’s election as Premier has done little to end the Coalition government’s short-sighted obsession with infrastructure at the expense of the environment.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energyNSW Parliament


19 June, 2017


$800k koala funding does not compensate for weak tree-clearing laws and unsustainable forestry

The Nature Conservation Council has warned koalas are on a path to extinction in NSW unless the Berejiklian government tightens environment controls on tree-clearing and ends logging of the species habitat.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energy

14 June, 2017


Save the Royal National Park from F6 motorway expansion

The Nature Conservation Council has vowed to fight any moves to bulldoze bushland in the Royal National Park for the F6 Extension between Sydney and the Illawarra.

Forests and wildlife

9 June, 2017


Finkel Review puts politics ahead of climate action

Recommendations of the Finkel Review, as reported in today’s media, fail to address the urgent need to rapidly reduce the nation’s climate pollution, according to the Nature Conservation Council.

Climate and energyCoal and gas


6 June, 2017


Renewables, not gas, are the answer to NSW’s energy woes

The Berejiklian government’s plans to expand gas exploration in NSW would threatened water and land resources in new parts of the state without addressing the urgent need to transition to clean energy, according to the Nature Conservation Council.

Climate and energyCoal and gas

29 May, 2015


Fire, Fauna and Ferals: from backyards to bush

More than 250 land managers, researchers and fire management specialists have registered for the 2017 Bushfire Conference that will be held in Sydney this week.

Healthy ecosystemsFiresticksBushfiresColdstreamHotspots

26 May, 2017


What next for the Hunter now that “coal is dead”

The head of a global investment giant BlackRock has declared the coal industry is dead and smart money is now investing in renewables.

Air pollutionClimate and energy


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