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Budget handouts for coal baron undermine climate goals

October 07, 2020

The Federal Government has included an undisclosed sum in the 2020-21 budget to help coal baron and Coalition donor Trevor St Baker maintain the Vales Point coal-fired power station. [1] “Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s $213 billion dollar deficit this year pales in comparison to...

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Listen to experts, not politicians, on bushfire risk management

October 06, 2020

Weakening the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code will not reduce bushfire risk in extreme conditions but it will push threatened species close to the brink, according to Nature Conservation Council CEO Chris Gambian.  “Cabinet is reportedly considering a proposal today to more than double the...

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Gas-giant Santos gets green light to desecrate the Pilliga forest

September 30, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) says that the Independent Planning Commission’s (IPC) approval of Santos’ Narrabri gas project is a blow to nature in the state. “Santos now has the green light to desecrate the Pilliga forest – turning it into an...

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Reckless Forestry Corporation Needs Review

September 24, 2020

NSW Nature Conservation Council is calling for an immediate review of NSW Forestry Corporation, following a reckless plan to resume “business as usual” logging across the state. “Just seven months after Black Summer, NSW Forestry Corporation wants to pretend the fires never happened,” said...

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Only Coalition hides from Murray-Darling water transparency bill

September 24, 2020

The NSW Parliament narrowly rejected a water transparency bill today, with all parties other than the government voting for the bill, introduced by the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party. The bill proposed to force all members of parliament to disclose water licences, and also...

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NSW Parliament has chance to disallow government sponsored water theft

September 22, 2020

The NSW Conservation Council calls on all upper house members to vote today to disallow Water Minister Melinda Pavey’s floodplain harvesting regulation.  “The Parliament has a chance today to act as an effective check-and-balance”. “This was a reprehensible deal by the Nationals to let...

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Nationals departure from government good for nature

September 10, 2020

The Liberal Party must not bow to National Party bullying and retain and strengthen environmental protections for the state's threatened koala populations. “Wanting to retain the right to kill koalas is an extraordinary hill for the Nationals to want to die on, but here...

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