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Government should pay for koala surveys and plans of management

September 09, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council calls on the NSW Government to reimburse small landholders the cost of pre-development koala surveys and to fund local councils to formulate koala plans of management. “We all want to save koalas from extinction so it makes sense for the...

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Morrison Coalition Government kills the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

September 04, 2020

The Federal Government’s decision to ban water buy-backs from willing sellers in the Murray Darling Basin ensures the Basin Plan’s 2024 environmental targets will not be met.  “Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt’s announcement today is the death knell of the Basin Plan,” Nature Conservation...

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Chris Gulaptis MP and the Nationals declare war on koalas

September 03, 2020

Clarence National Party MP Chris Gulaptis has opened a new front in the National Party’s war on koalas and conservation by demanding the new laws designed to prevent the species’ extinction be scrapped. [1]  “On current trends, koalas are on track to become extinct...

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Bushfire inquiry report hits the mark but misses some key points

August 26, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council broadly supports the findings and recommendations of the  Final Report of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry and commends the NSW Government for committing to implementing its 76 recommendations. [1] “This report is a major contribution to our understanding of the causes...

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AGL battery plan is a powerful symbol but more ambition is required

August 14, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes AGL’s plans to significantly expand its investment in grid-scale storage. [1] “The symbolism of converting Liddell coal-fired power station site into a major battery for clean energy storage could hardly be more powerful,” Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris...

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Forestry Corporation on illegal logging rampage

July 24, 2020

Numerous serious breaches of environmental law by the Forestry Corporation uncovered by the Environmental Protection Authority underscores the need for an immediate moratorium on native forest logging. The EPA has ordered the Forestry Corporation to stop logging in two forests in the past week...

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NSW forests at greater risk from Bunnings Vic Forests boycott

July 01, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council urges Bunnings to put a blanket ban on selling timber from Australian public native forests after it announced it would no longer supply wood products from Vic Forests. The company decided to stop selling timber products from VicForests after a...

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