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$600M should be spent on batteries, not gas

May 19, 2021

The $600 million the Morrison government plans to spend on a new gas peaking power plant at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley would be much better spent on battery storage.   The government announced today [1] that it would spend more than half a billion dollars of taxpayers’ hard-earned money on a gas plant that will probably operate only one week a...

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Transport for NSW's referral of biodiversity offsets trades to ICAC is welcome

May 07, 2021

“We welcome news that Transport for NSW has referred to ICAC the sale of biodiversity offset credits in relation to major public works in Western Sydney,” Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said.“Reports in the Guardian Australia that some well-placed individuals have made...

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Floodplain harvesting regulations are a death sentence for our rivers

April 30, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council is urging members of parliament to disallow new regulations legalising the practice of floodplain harvesting that were released today, saying that allowing irrigators to divert floodwaters under the regulations will starve rivers, wetlands, and downstream communities and ecologies of huge volumes of water.  “Many of our rivers and wetlands are...

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Far West gas fields - where is the water coming from?

April 26, 2021

The NSW Government should protect water supplies, farmland, communities and wildlife in the Far West by immediately ruling out the development of an industrial gas field in the region, according to the NSW Nature Conservation Council. The government this year resurrected plans to let...

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Government must refer biodiversity offsets scandal to ICAC and review the whole system

April 16, 2021

The NSW Government must refer to ICAC the sale of biodiversity offset credits in relation to major roadworks in Western Sydney and conduct a comprehensive review of the state’s biodiversity offsets regime following revelations byThe Guardian Australia today. [1] In a sensational piece of...

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