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NSW State of Environment Report reveals major holes in biodiversity laws

February 18, 2022

The state government scores an F in the NSW State of the Environment Report on a number of critical areas.  This report finds extreme weather conditions—drought, flood and fire—plus the key threats of habitat destruction, invasive species and climate change, have put severe pressure on...

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Government fails to rule out burning native forest for electricity

February 16, 2022

The Nature Conservation Council is deeply disappointed that the NSW Government hasn't done more to plug loopholes and shut down attempts to marketise our native forests in its response to the Sustainability of energy supply and resources in NSW inquiry.   Jacqui Mumford, Deputy Chief Executive of NCC: “The NSW Government has missed an...

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Koala endangered listing must compel NSW Government to act

February 11, 2022

Today’s announcement that koalas will be finally listed as Endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act is a huge wake up call for protecting koala habitat in New South Wales.   “The endangered listing of koalas is a devastating reflection of the reality...

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Taxpayers have a right to see cost-benefit analysis for billion-dollar dams

February 02, 2022

The NSW Government plans to push through dam projects worth more than $1 billion without ever publicly releasing the full cost-benefit analysis.  “The government in its response to the NSW Upper House dams inquiry says it will not release the Final Business Cases for...

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ASIC asked to investigate Sweetman Renewables over woodchip contract claims

February 02, 2022

The Nature Conservation Council has referred Sweetman Renewables to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) after the company apologised for claims it had a $90m woodchip export contract with Japanese energy company Sinanen.  Several advertorials published on investor website Stockhead claimed the company...

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$50 million koalas package ignores the biggest threat — habitat loss

January 29, 2022

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to spend $50 million on koala research and care, but the package fails to address the biggest threat the species faces. Habitat loss from logging and land clearing is the number-one threat to koalas and...

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