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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....



It’s time to prohibit forestry operations in koala habitat

The NSW Greens on November 7, 2022 gave notice of a bill in the Legislative Council that would prohibit forestry operations in areas that have been identified as koala habitat in a signal to the Government and Opposition that the unprofitable destruction of state forests and protecting koalas and their...


Matt Kean’s Plan to Double Koala Numbers - All Smoke and Mirrors

Call on the government to support our bill to protect koala habitat by clicking here More than two years have passed since the NSW Treasurer Matt Kean promised to double the koala population in response to a damning report that found Koalas will be extinct by 2050. Since then, the...



NSW Legislative Council Passes Family is Culture Bill

The NSW Upper House has today passed the Government’s Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment (Family is Culture) Bill 2022. The bill seeks to address 14 of the 25 recommendations from the Family is Culture Report published in 2019, which was a damning assessment of the current approach...


NSW Parliament votes on petition to end public native forest logging

The NSW Legislative Assembly will today debate on whether to take note of a petition to end public native forest logging. The petition, launched by NSW Young Greens Indigenous Officer Takesa Frank and the Nature Conservation Council, received more than 21 000 signatures which has forced the Parliament to a...



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