Koalas Can’t Cope with More Habitat Loss
The back down by the NSW Liberals on the new Koala SEPP Guidelines to demands by the National Party means the future of the Koala in NSW is looking even more bleak, says Cate Faehrmann Greens MP and Chair of the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koalas.
Greens to Govt: Stand Strong Against Clubs & Pubs Hissy Fit over Gambling Reforms
Greens gambling spokesperson Cate Faehrmann MLC has called on the Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello to stand firm in the face of a predictable hissy fit by Clubs NSW and the Australian Hotels Association over attempts to make them take more responsibility for the harms caused by poker machines...
Santos’ Disastrous Pilliga CSG Project Approved but Fight not over Yet
Despite the approval of Santos’ disastrous coal seam gas project in the Pilliga Forest today by the Independent Planning Commission, the public campaign against the project will continue, Greens MP and environment and water spokesperson Cate Faehrmann said.
Pavey Must Now Restore Water in Lake Menindee and Darling-Baaka River: Greens
The NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey needs to direct those irrigators in the northern part of the Murray-Darling basin who are holding back massive amounts of water in private storages as a result of the floods in February, to send enough downstream to restore water to Lake Menindee and the...
Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project also to be examined by Dams Inquiry
The NSW Parliamentary Inquiry established last month to examine the rationale for, and impacts of, new dams has now had its Terms of Reference expanded to be able to also inquire into the Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project.
Extremely Reassuring the Govt is acting to Save Koalas from Extinction Says Koala Inquiry Chair
It’s extremely reassuring to see the NSW Premier and her Planning and Environment Ministers taking the findings and recommendations from the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Koalas seriously, including not giving in to an ultimatum to weaken koala habitat protection laws, Chair of the Inquiry and Greens MP Cate Faehrmann said....
Georges River Koala Reserve Welcome First Step in Saving NSW Koalas
Today’s announcement of a new Georges River Koala Reserve is a welcome first step if the Government is going to live up to its promise to double koala numbers by 2050 said Greens MP and environment spokesperson and Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Koala Populations and their Habitat,...