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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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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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