Greens announce plan to end native forest logging in NSW
9 February 2023 - The Greens NSW have today announced their plan to end native forest logging and transition to a 100% sustainable plantation timber industry.
As State election nears forest protestors halt logging operations again - raising the stakes to end public native forest logging in NSW
6 February 2023 - Concerned members of the community up and down the North Coast of NSW have taken to the forest front lines and stopped logging and timber operations in 2 locations this morning. Logging and timber operations at Doubleduke State Forest, South of Lismore and Pencharts Herons Creek...
NSW Government must stand up to bullies in gas industry to stop unacceptable coastal gas exploration
3 February 2023 - The Federal Government has caved into demands from gas corporations to resume plans for seismic testing across 4574 square kilometres of NSW coastline under Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP11). The decision by the Federal Government to stop fighting against the exploration for gas just 50km from the...
Farmers threatened with gas exploration on critical agricultural land
1 February 2023 - Farmers and communities in the Gunnedah Basin and Liverpool Plains have again had to resort to blockade roads to protect some of the State's most productive farmlands from fossil fuel development. This week roads near Gunnedah were blockaded by the community as gas giant Santos continued their...
Greens MP joins forest protestors on the battlefields of the Government’s koala wars
Forest protectors have once again stopped the industrial logging of our public native forests, this time in Yarratt State Forest near Taree. Contractors arrived this morning to two peaceful activists who have stopped the logging operation by suspending themselves in tree sits above logging machinery.
Greens welcome new emission reduction targets but call for an end to coal and gas and land clearing
NSW Minister for Energy Matt Kean has today announced new emissions reductions targets in NSW, saying the State is on track to achieve 70% emissions reduction on 2005 levels by 2035. The announcement comes just weeks after Premier Dominic Perrottet sought to fast track the Narrabri Gas Project by designating...
Detail is what will count in the Federal Government’s plan to overhaul environmental protection laws
The Federal Government has today formally responded to the Samuel Report, announcing a broad overhauling of our national environmental laws. The long overdue response includes the announcement of a new national Environmental Protection Agency that will have powers to reject development proposals on the biodiversity grounds.
Santos' Pilliga Gas Project is a dead-end for domestic gas supply
The announcement by the Australian Government that they will introduce price caps and reservation policies for domestic gas production is welcome news to the NSW community who are living with unmanageable cost of energy prices and who have been fighting against toxic and unnecessary gas projects.
Statement on the violent arrest of Danny Lim
November 22nd arrest of Danny Lim at the Queen Victoria Building is what a police state looks like. It is a terrible reflection of the unfettered powers of the NSW Police to arrest protesters. Danny Lim is a Sydney icon and his long term persistent public protests are recognised by...
The Government’s serious failure to consult on new fisheries laws
The NSW Government has failed to follow their own consultation process for the Fisheries Management Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2022 with both the Aboriginal Fishing Advisory Council (AFAC) and the Recreational NSW Fishing Advisory Council being briefed on it the same day that it was announced in the NSW Parliament....