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Premier Berejiklian, please the save Menindee Lakes – Kakadu of the south

December 07, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s decision to visit Menindee Lakes today to see first-hand the impact water management decisions are having on local communities and ecosystems. Ms Berejiklian’s visit coincides with the launch of the Nature Conservation Council’s Save Menindee Lakes...

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Vales Point power station’s billionaire beggars receive $62 million dividend

December 01, 2020

The Federal Government must withdraw its $8.7 million grant to Vales Point power station after revelations that owners Trevor St Baker and Brian Flannery took $62 million in dividends in FY2019-20. Details of the superprofit are contained in Financial Statements and Reports posted with...

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Basin plan delays are killing our rivers

November 26, 2020

New Queensland and ACT water ministers must hold firm against NSW and Victorian attempts to delay water recovery at tomorrow’s Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting. “NSW continues to drag its feet on proper measurement, metering and monitoring of irrigation in the northern basin, while...

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Battle to save the Pilliga is not over yet

November 25, 2020

Conservation groups have vowed to continue the campaign to stop the Narrabri gas project despoiling the largest temperate forest in NSW. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley yesterday approved the project that will convert the Pilliga into an industrial gas field. Nature Conservation Chief Executive...

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Historic energy superpower plan passes parliament

November 25, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the passage of the Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill through NSW Parliament this afternoon with cross-party support after a marathon 32-hour sitting of the upper house. The bill will ensure about 60 wind and solar farms are built over the...

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Cusack saves the day, but koalas still at risk

November 20, 2020

The conservation movement applauds Liberal MLC ⁦⁦Catherine Cusack’s principled decision to block the National Party’s Local Land Services Amendment Bill in the upper house last night. “Congratulations and thank you to Liberal MLC ⁦⁦Catherine Cusack for risking so much to protect koalas and push...

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Nationals use bushfire response to further weaken land-clearing controls

November 19, 2020

The NSW Government has used its response to the Black Summer bushfires to sneak through new land-clearing laws that will destroy thousands of hectares of forest and woodland.  The Bushfires Legislation Amendment Bill that passed the Legislative Council last night with the support of...

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Nationals try to hoodwink Liberals on koala peace plan

November 11, 2020

Liberal MPs are starting to see through the Nationals’ deception about the changes to koala protections in NSW. At least one upper house Liberal has threatened to vote against the National’s Local Land Services Amendment Bill after realising it would prevent any more core...

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NSW energy superpower plan is a bold and crucial step for climate, jobs and power prices.

November 09, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes today’s NSW Government Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap as a crucial step towards making NSW a low-carbon economy.  “This plan is a step-change in ambition on clean energy,” said NCC Chief Executive Chris Gambian.. “It represents serious action on climate change...

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