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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...



Greens introduce Bill to Ban Fossil Fuel Advertising

Greens NSW Upper House MP Sue Higginson has today given notice of a bill set to ban fossil fuel advertising in New South Wales. The bill entitled: Public Health and Safety (Fossil Fuel Advertising) Bill 2022, aims to introduce a tobacco-style ban for fossil fuel companies, citing public health concerns...


The NSW Government has failed to listen to the community on public native forest logging

The NSW Government response to the 21 thousand signatories of the petition to end native forest logging has been released today and has failed to recognise the considered calls for a transition plan that makes economic and ecological sense. This response has come on the same day as the tabling...



Youth Justice reveals cost of imprisoning children $713 940 per child per year

Youth Justice yesterday revealed in Budget Estimates hearings that the cost of holding youth in detention in NSW has risen to $1956 per child per day, totalling $713 940 per child per year. Across the six youth detention centres in NSW, 205 young people are currently in detention and of...


Scathing report by the Auditor General lays bare the failures of the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme

The Department for Planning and Environment has fundamentally failed to design or implement an effective scheme for biodiversity offsets according to the NSW Auditor General who has today tabled the final report into the Effectiveness of the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme.



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