Media releases


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

24 May, 2017


Government must heed Chief Scientist’s timely advice

The NSW Chief Scientist is calling on the NSW Government to take a national leadership role on climate change and energy policy, but the Berejiklian government still has no plan to make the state’s energy system 100% renewable.

Climate and energy


19 May, 2017


Where will the Nationals put their nuclear reactor and radioactive waste dumps?

Premier Gladys Berejiklian should publicly declare that nuclear power is not being considered as a way to meet the state’s energy needs after the NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro today started spruiking for the industry.

Pollution and wasteUranium

18 May, 2017


Energy and mining sectors emit 80 per cent of the state’s carbon pollution, and their emissions are still climbing

Sector-by-sector pollution data released today by the federal Clean Energy Regulator reveals mining and coal-and-gas power stations emit more than 80 per cent of NSW’s carbon pollution.

Climate and energy

15 May, 2017


Power station emissions must be subject to independent, comprehensive, continuous monitoring

The NSW Government should overhaul the way pollution from coal fired power stations is monitored and reported in light of revelations one of the state's largest power stations used the partial monitoring of its units to manipulate pollution estimates. [1]

Climate and energy


11 May, 2017


Mine rehabilitation bonds leave taxpayers paying to clean up the industry’s messes

A new Auditor-General’s report has found environmental bonds have failed to keep pace with the environmental risks associated with the mining industry, which in NSW has risen by more than 400% in the past decade. [1]

Coal and gas

May 10, 2017


Endangered ecosystems face the chop under proposed new tree-clearing regulations

The Berejiklian government is embarking on the dangerous course of letting landholders decide for themselves whether they can clear many types of endangered ecosystems under new tree-clearing rules.

Forests and wildlifeNSW Parliament

10 May, 2017


Conservation groups cry foul on World Migratory Bird Day

The NSW Government is subverting Australia’s obligation under international environmental treaties to protect migratory bird habitat, according to the Nature Conservation Council and Inland Rivers Network.

Rivers and wetlands


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