Media releases


20 January, 2017


Premier Baird leaves a poor environmental legacy

The conservation movement will remember Mike Baird as the premier who repealed some of the state’s most important conservation laws, according to the Nature Conservation Council.

NSW Parliament

9 January, 2017


Coalition has still not returned planning powers to the community

Changes to the NSW planning system touted as the “biggest overhaul in a decade” fail to restore the community’s right to have bad decisions reviewed by the courts.

Planning and Development

19 December , 2016


New windfarm guidelines will boost jobs and the clean energy transition NSW needs

New windfarm guidelines released by the NSW Government today are an important step in the state’s journey to generating 100% renewable energy.

Planning and DevelopmentClimate and energy


29 November, 2016


Senate Committee report requires Baird to lead on repowering NSW

The state’s peak environment organisation has called on the Baird Government to support implementing the findings of a federal Senate Committee which calls for a planned transition of our electricity supply to 100% renewable energy.

Climate and energy

23 November, 2016


Baird raids Climate Change Fund to subsidise land clearing

Media reports today reveal the Baird government plans to use money from the state’s Climate Change Fund to subsidise the increased land clearing that will result from laws it rammed through parliament last week.

Forests and wildlife

22 November, 2016


Murray-Darling Basin Plan doomed for wildlife and communities

Key environment groups in NSW condemn the recommendation of the Northern Basin Review to reduce environmental flows by 70GL, calling on the Turnbull Government to reject the findings. A reduction in water flows is a backward step that jeopardises the environmental health of the Murray-Darling wetlands, birds, fish and downstream communities.

Rivers and wetlands


17 November, 2016


Conservation groups vow to restore environmental protections

Conservation groups have vowed to continue fighting for strong, just environmental protections for native animals and bushland after the Baird government today pushed its weakened land-clearing laws through parliament.

Forests and wildlife

15 November, 2016


Political interference into enforcement of land-clearing laws must be investigated

The NSW Nature Conservation Council and NSW National Parks Association are calling for a full public investigation into the political interference in the enforcement of land-clearing laws following revelations by the ABC Lateline program last night. [1]

Forests and wildlife

9 November, 2016


New land-clearing laws threaten nature and farming in NSW

The conservation and land-clearing laws the Baird government introduced into parliament today will significantly weaken wildlife, soil and water protections in NSW and should not become law, a broad coalition of conservation groups has warned.

Forests and wildlife


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