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Bushfire Royal Commission commonsense recommendations welcome

October 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Bushfire Royal Commission has concluded hazard reduction burning is not a cure-all that will protect communities from catastrophic fire events. “The commissioners agree with us that hazard reduction is a vital tool in protecting communities and environmental assets,” Nature Conservation Council Chief...

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NSW Lower House moves koalas a step closer to extinction

October 22, 2020

The Coalition government’s Local Land Services Amendment Bill endangers koalas and scuppers any hope the government will achieve its goal of doubling koala populations by 2050. The bill passed the NSW lower house yesterday and is scheduled to be debated in the Legislative Council...

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Barilaro tantrum rewarded: Koalas lose out to property developers

October 19, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council calls on all state MPs to vote down a bill before the NSW Parliament that would exempt big agribusiness and property developers from koala protection laws in many circumstances. The government’s Local Land Services Amendment Bill, which will be voted...

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Government must prepare coal communities for for energy transition

October 14, 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) overnight sounded the death knell for global coal demand and yet there is still no credible plan for diversifying regional economies of Lithgow and the Hunter. [1] “The people of Lithgow and the Hunter region are being let down...

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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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