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Upper Hunter voters deserve honesty and hope

April 14, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council calls on all candidates in the Upper Hunter by-election to outline a vision of how to help workers and communities deal with the inevitable decline and end of coal mining in the electorate. “People in the Upper Hunter deserve honesty...

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Victoria’s Climate Targets are welcome leadership

April 02, 2021

The Victorian Government’s target to halve climate pollution this decade puts the state at the forefront of Australia’s response to the climate crisis.  “Victoria is leading by example and now it’s up to other states and the Federal Government to catch up.” Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said.  “Climate...

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Tweed and Byron koala plans approved after long delays

March 31, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the NSW Government’s approval of Koala Plans of Management (KPoMs) for Tweed and Byron local government areas. [1] “This is a step forward for koala conservation on the North Coast, although they do have limitations and the government took...

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Power prices will be lower if NSW shoots for 100% clean-energy grid by 2030, report shows

March 18, 2021

Leading energy research company, RepuTex, has found transitioning the NSW to 100% clean energy by 2030 would deliver consistently lower wholesale power prices than business-as-usual. [1]  RepuTex found that under the current approach to the energy transition, where the last coal-fired power station closes around 2045,...

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A win for Menindee Lakes and lower Darling-Baaka communities

March 18, 2021

The NSW Government’s decision to abandon engineering works that would have dried out Menindee Lakes is a win for the ecosystems, communities and businesses that rely on the lakes for their survival. [1] “Minister Pavey deserves credit for listening to the local community, which...

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Darling-Baaka River delegation puts water back on the political agenda

March 16, 2021

A delegation of landholders, Indigenous leaders and recreational river users from the Far West has come 1000km to Sydney to urge the NSW Government to urgently address mismanagement of the Darling-Baaka River and Menindee Lakes.  Since the death of millions of fish in Menindee...

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