Media releases


25 August 2017


NSW Government green-lights new wave of tree clearing and species loss

As the leading conservation organisations in NSW, we reiterate our steadfast opposition to the NSW Coalition Government’s new land management regime that weakens tree-clearing laws and takes effect tomorrow.

Forests and wildlife

17 August, 2017


Conservation groups welcome the Senate’s call to delay NSW Government’s tree-clearing laws

The Australian Senate has called on the Berejiklian Government to delay introducing new tree-clearing laws in NSW until regulatory maps are made public showing areas that will and will not require approval before clearing can occur.

Forests and wildlifeNSW Parliament

11 August, 2017


ICAC inquiry into Central Coast illegal waste dump long overdue

The Nature Conservation Council welcomed the decision of EPA Chairman/CEO Barry Buffier to refer allegations of waste industry corruption, including on the Central Coast, to the Independent Commission Against Corruption for investigation.

Pollution and waste


9 August, 2017


Save our rivers - take water from the Nationals

Farmers and conservationists rallied outside NSW Parliament on Thursday, August 10, demanding a full judicial review into the mismanagement of water in the Murray-Darling system and the removal of the water portfolios from the National Party in NSW and nationally.

Rivers and wetlands

2 August 2017


Major win for the environment - court rules coal mine expansion approval invalid

Conservationists today welcomed the 4nature conservation group’s successful legal bid that overturns the approved extension to the Springvale underground coal mine near Lithgow. Conservation group 4nature won its case in the NSW Court of Appeal, overturning the original decision in the Land and Environment Court that ruled in favour of Centennial Coal who operates this mine.

Coal and gas

2 August 2017


More evidence that the Nationals can’t be trusted to manage water

Premier Berejikilian must remove National Party MPs from natural resource portfolios after it was revealed that Nationals Ministers have tried to push through changes to water-sharing plans that would benefit big party donors.

NSW ParliamentRivers and wetlands


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


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