Media releases


25 July, 2017


Berejiklian must remove Nationals from resource portfolios and order an ICAC inquiry

The Nature Conservation Council and Inland Rivers Network are calling on Premier Glady Berejikilian to remove National Party MPs from natural resources portfolios and refer the issues raised in last night’s Four Corners report to the ICAC for investigation.

NSW ParliamentRivers and wetlands

22 June 2017


Foley’s Royal National Park proposal shows leadership on conservation

The Nature Conservation Council applauds Labor Leader Luke Foley’s strong position on protecting the Royal National Park from the Berejiklian government’s proposed expansion of the F6 motorway.

Forests and wildlife

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


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