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Appointment of Chris Bowen to the shadow climate and energy portfolio

January 28, 2021

Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said: “We welcome the appointment of Chris Bowen to lead federal Labor’s climate and energy portfolio. “Mr Bowen’s formidable intellect and political skills make him well suited for one of the most challenging policy areas in modern...

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EPA must invite public submissions on Vales Point pollution standards

January 22, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council has asked the Environment Protection Authority to consult the public and health professionals before deciding whether to grant Vales Point power station a further five-year exemption from nitrogen oxide pollution limits in the NSW Clean Air Regulation.  “We have written...

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NSW Government must take back control of public forests

January 22, 2021

The NSW Government must take back control of the state’s public forests to ensure they are managed for the benefit of all citizens, not just a handful of large resource companies. “NSW Forestry Corporation has become a rogue organisation that disregards the law and...

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Classifying the Wollemi Pine as an “Asset of Intergenerational Significance” sets a great precedent

January 15, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s decision to give the Wollemi Pine greater protection by designating it an Asset of Intergenerational Significance. [1] NCC Acting Chief Executive Jacqui Mumford said: “This is a very welcome development. The conservation movement has for years...

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Coal power should not be above the law on clean air

January 14, 2021

Vales Point power station, one of the state’s biggest polluters, must not be granted another five-year exemption from the Clean Air Regulation, according to the Nature Conservation Council. “Vales Point is a massively polluting business that makes mega profits for its billionaire owner because...

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Feral horse numbers in Kosciuszko could fall 95% under new proposal

January 13, 2021

The infestation of feral horses destroying rare ecosystems and killing threatened species in Kosciuszko National Park could be reduced by 95% if targets agreed by Nationals Leader John Barilaro today are met. Mr Barilaro reportedly now supports reducing the feral horse population in the...

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Government’s response to the koala crisis falls short

January 11, 2021

The NSW Government’s response [1] to the 42 recommendations of the NSW Parliament’s koala inquiry [2] is woefully inadequate, according to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.  “The government’s response is alarmingly relaxed about the looming extinction of an iconic native species,” Nature Conservation...

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Wide consultation is key to koala conservation

December 22, 2020

The Nature Conservation Council urges the NSW Government to consult widely when drafting its new koala planning policy.  It has been reported that Environment Minister Matt Kean and Deputy Premier Nationals Leader John Barilaro are working on a new deal to protect koalas that...

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