Media releases

 

23 February 2018

 

Report exposes deep divisions in Berejiklian Government over environmental policy

Reports in today’s The Australian confirm deep internal divisions in NSW Government over environmental policy, including land-clearing laws that are the subject of legal action by the Nature Conservation Council.

Forests and wildlifeMarine ConservationClimate and energyNSW ParliamentRivers and wetlandsCoal and gas

16 February 2018

 

20-year NSW forest peace deal teeters as conservation groups walk away

The Berejiklian government is putting threatened forest wildlife and an historic 20-year peace deal at risk by pushing ahead with a sham consultation process designed to lock in unsustainable logging indefinitely.

Forests and wildlife

15 February 2018

 

There is no Plan B - NSW must stay the course and save the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Premier Gladys Berejiklian should take the water portfolio from the Nationals and recommit to implementing the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on time and in full.

Rivers and wetlands

 
 
 
 
 

12 February, 2018

 

Feds must step in if NSW tries to pull out of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

The Federal Government must step in to implement the Murray Darling Basin on time and in full if NSW follows through on its threat to withdraw from the Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council.

Federal environmental lawsRivers and wetlands

12 February 2018

 

Berejiklian Government must release data on land-clearing rates since it weakened bushland protection laws

The Berejiklian government must release data on rates of land-clearing so the NSW community can assess the impact of new laws it introduced last year that slashed environmental protection for bushland and wildlife.

Forests and wildlife

18 January, 2018

 

Wallarah 2 betrayal threatens water supplies and the Berejiklian government’s electoral standing

The NSW Government has broken a key promise it made to the people of the Central Coast before it was elected and put the region’s water supplies at risk by approving the Wallarah 2 coal mine expansion.

Climate and energyCoal and gas

 
 
 
 
 

20 December 2017

 

Acting on climate change is the best way to secure NSW electricity supply

The Berejiklian government must urgently develop a climate-change action plan to help reduce extreme weather events that the Chief Scientist’s Energy Security Taskforce has warned pose the greatest risk to the state’s electricity supply.

Climate and energy

9 December, 2017

 

Liddell Coal-Fired Power Station Will Close

AGL remains Australia’s biggest climate polluter despite committing to replace Liddell with mostly clean energy. The decision is an important start but the company urgently needs a plan to transition out of coal entirely by 2030.

Air pollutionPlanning and DevelopmentFederal environmental lawsCoal and gas

8 December, 2017

 

NSW Government turns to solar energy to cut bills

The purchase of NSW's first large-scale renewable energy in the state's Central West by the Berejiklian government is welcomed, but stronger targets must be set to transition NSW to a modern, clean energy system.

Climate and energyNSW Parliament

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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