Media releases

 

1 February 2019

 

Positions of MDBA Board and Chief Executive are now untenable

The Federal Government must appoint a new Board and CEO to the Murray Darling Basin Authority after the South Australian Royal Commission found there were “serious doubts” that the current officeholders were “capable of fulfilling their statutory obligations and functions”.

Rivers and wetlands

22 February 2019

 

Activists urge Berejiklian to kick coal after eight years of inaction

Premier Gladys Berejiklian was confronted by a protester as she addressed a forum in Sydney, who urged the Premier to “stop ignoring the climate crisis”.

Climate and energy

31 January, 2019

 

Blair refuses to meet conservation groups on Darling River health

NSW Fisheries Minister Niall Blair has refused to meet two of the state’s peak environment groups to discuss the health of the Darling River after it suffered two of the biggest fish kills in the state’s history.

NSW ParliamentRivers and wetlands

 
 
 
 
 

30 January, 2019

 

Unreliability of coal power and lack of renewables threatens NSW power supply

NSW is facing potential power reserve shortages today and tomorrow because the state Coalition government has wasted eight years when it should have cleaned up and strengthened the state’s electricity supply.

Climate and energy

30 January, 2019

 

30-plus volunteers doorknock in Lismore for our koalas

More than 30 North Coast #SaveOurKoalas volunteers will doorknock homes across Lismore this weekend to make deforestation and the survival of koalas a priority issue in the 2019 state election.

Forests and wildlife

30 January, 2019

 

Sharp increase in clean energy a top priority in NSW climate election

Climate action groups are calling on the major parties in NSW to prioritise clean energy by adding 4000 MW of renewables to the state’s capacity during the next term of government, and helping families install rooftop solar.

Climate and energy

 
 
 
 
 

23 January 2019

 

Parties’ lack of vision holding back electric vehicle sector in NSW

The major parties in NSW have missed an opportunity to lead the nation in the adoption of electric vehicles and development of an EV industry.

Air pollutionClimate and energy

23 January 2019

 

State leaders must resist new coal or gas power stations

NSW political leaders should commit to using state planning powers to block any coal- or gas-fired power stations if the Federal Government’s decides to subside new projects in this state through its Underwriting New Generation Investments Program.

Air pollutionClimate and energy

21 January 2019

 

Weak electric car plan shows a lack of vision

The Berejiklian government’s shocking underperformance on climate and energy continues today with the launch of its NSW Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Plan.

Climate and energy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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