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Contact tracing asbestos in mulch will fail without a moratorium on moving material

15 February 2024 - The newly announced Asbestos Taskforce from the NSW Government and Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and their contact tracing program will be overwhelmed by the continued movement of asbestos contaminated material across NSW unless a moratorium is instituted.


Demands for Greater transparency and investigations into asbestos crisis

13 February 2024 - Greens MP has today submitted questions through the Parliament and written to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) demanding more answers about the growing asbestos contamination crisis across Sydney. Discoveries of asbestos at the Rozelle Parklands, Campbelltown Hospital, Liverpool West Public School and Harmony Park in Surry Hills...



Asbestos found in more than 10% of all tested mulch in Sydney

12 February 2024 - The discovery of asbestos in mulch at Campbelltown Hospital and a Liverpool Public School is the latest evidence that contaminated materials are being moved around Sydney and NSW with no oversight.


Inspector tables damning report on Metropolitan Prison days after death in custody

10 February 2024 - The Inspector of Custodial Services’ most recent report has been tabled in parliament just days after a death by suspected hanging has occurred in Parklea correctional facility. The report, undertaken in 2022 at Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre cites unsafe conditions, obvious ligature points, routine strip searches...



Minns and Scully taking NSW down the road to Planning Road corruption and Ruin

9 February 2024 - Alistair Henskens has revealed last night, 8 February, that a senior bureaucrat in the NSW Department of Planning is under investigation for insider trading and that there has been a referral to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The Government is currently struggling to deliver their housing...


Damning report on the Closing the Gap

7 February 2024 - The Productivity Commission’s Report on Closing the Gap released today outlines a damning assessment of governments in their failure to implement the National Agreement on the Closing the Gap initiative.



Another death in custody at Parklea Correctional Centre

7 February 2024 - Another inmate at the Parklea Correctional Centre has been confirmed dead and we understand the cause of death to be suicide by hanging. The suicide occurred over the weekend of 3-4 February 2024. Deaths in custody in NSW have been steadily rising with 43 reported deaths in...


New logging rules abandon protections for endangered Greater Gliders

2 February 2024 - The NSW Government has today announced changes that will remove protections for endangered Southern Greater Gliders despite dozens of community reports, and an active court case, that show the NSW Forestry Corporation have been unlawfully logging critical habitat. 



Calls for action on harmful chemical sprays - Spray Drift

25 January 2024 - Continued wet conditions in some agricultural areas have brought forward concerns about the types of chemicals being used in spraying operations and how they are impacting communities and the environment. 


Minister must respond as Yamba community unite against dangerous floodplain developments

25 January 2024 - In a petition to the NSW Legislative Council, Yamba residents have demanded stop work orders at two proposed local development sites, citing unacceptable and unknown new flood risks and irreversible native species loss. Petitions regarding proposed development at 52-54 Miles Street and 120 Carrs Drive have each...



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