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Political and climate failure with Government funded extension at Eraring announced

5 September 2023 - The NSW Government is preparing to extend the life of coal mines and coal fired power in the state with a publicly funded lifeline to the Eraring coal fired power station. Earlier plans by the former Government to extend Eraring’s closure from 2025 to 2028 were deemed...


Extinction logging underway in Tallaganda State Forest

4 September 2023 - Critical habitat for the endangered Greater Glider is being logged in Tallaganda State Forest on the South Coast of NSW by Forestry Corporation despite it being one of only two large areas of habitat to have survived the 2019/20 bushfires. The World Wildlife Fund, Wilderness Australia...


BREAKING: Forestry Corporation ordered to stop logging Greater Glider Habitat in Tallaganda State Forest

30 August 2023 - The NSW Environment Protection Authority has ordered Forestry Corporation to stop logging operations in Tallaganda State Forest on the South Coast following calls by Greens MP Sue Higginson to protect critical habitat for the endangered Greater Glider.   


NSW Environment in Dire Straits - Scathing Environment Report Tabled in Parliament

24 August 2023 - The five year statutory review into the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 has today been tabled in NSW Parliament, providing a damning insight into the systemic failures that are pushing the state deeper into a biodiversity crisis. The report, headed up by Ken Henry, says that...


Greens give notice of climate change act in both Houses of NSW Parliament

24 August 2023 - In both Houses of NSW Parliament today, the Greens will give notice of a bill for a Climate Change Act that will legislate a 2035 net zero target and establish a Net Zero Commission to guide and monitor the State’s progress toward the target. The move comes...


Forestry Corporation forced to halt logging in Newry State Forest

22 August 2023 - NSW Forestry Corporation has been forced to give an undertaking to stop logging in Newry State Forest after a successful application to the Land and Environment Court brought today by Gumbaynggirr Elder Uncle Micklo. All logging operations have been halted in the forest until 4pm Friday to...


Enough is enough - Greens renew calls for inquiry into NSW Police

18 August 2023 - Greens NSW MP and spokesperson for justice Sue Higginson has today renewed calls for a parliamentary inquiry into NSW Police following reports of the violent arrest of an 18-year-old First Nations young person with a disability in Taree on Tuesday. The incident is the latest in...


Voters across Australia want bans on native forest logging

17 August 2023 - New research that has been released by the Australia Institute today shows that a majority of voters from all major parties support bans on native forest logging in NSW. The results have been released as Labor’s National Conference begins in Brisbane where more than 300 Labor branches...


Gumbaynggirr Elder violently arrested in Newry State Forest

11 August 2023 - The conflict in Newry State Forest on the Mid-North Coast has further escalated overnight as NSW Police violently arrested and locked up Gumbaynggirr Elder, Bumajin, after he attempted to perform Ceremony in the forest. The arrest is the latest incident in an ongoing conflict brought on by...


Greens welcome overdue changes to feral horse management in Kosciuszko National Park

7 August 2023 - New consultation being undertaken by the NSW Government into the management programs for feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park are underway and could lead to changes to the 2021 Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Heritage Management Plan (Management Plan) to allow aerial culling to recommence in NSW...