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Comment on key appointments to the Albanese ministry

June 01, 2022

Tanya Plibersek, Minister for the Environment and Water   Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said: “Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has elevated the standing of environment and water in the federal government by appointing one of Labor’s most talented and experienced ministers to the portfolio. ...

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Koala endangered listing must push NSW Government to protect habitat

May 20, 2022

Today’s announcement that koalas will be finally listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act is a huge wake up call for protecting koala habitat in New South Wales.    “The devastating endangered listing of koalas comes as no surprise in a state where the government refuses...

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NSW Government takes water from coastal wetlands and gives to big agribusiness

May 13, 2022

The NSW Government today gave big agribusiness companies east of the Great Dividing Range rights to billions of litres of publicly owned water, absolutely free.  The Harvestable Rights (coastal-draining catchments) Order 2022 issued under the Water Management Act 2000 gives landholders the right to...

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Government declares end of new coal releases in some areas but forsakes the community of Wollar

May 04, 2022

The conservation movement welcomes Deputy Premier Paul Toole’s announcement today that the Wollombi and Kangooli-Gangadi areas will not be released for coal exploration or development. [1]   “While today’s announcement will be a tremendous relief for many, the government has effectively sentenced the community of...

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Will koalas be collateral damage of new private forest logging codes?

April 26, 2022

The NSW Government’s new private native forestry codes must be judged by how effectively they protect the habitat of koalas and other native wildlife.   The government today announced it was replacing the Private Native Forestry Codes with new Farm Forestry Codes next Monday, May 2, but has released few details. [1] The...

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Community forum about the Great Koala National Park proposal

April 22, 2022

A community forum in Coffs Harbour on April 28 will give federal election candidates a chance to publicly state their position on the proposed Great Koala National Park (GKNP).   The forum will coincide with public hearings by the NSW parliamentary inquiry into the future...

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