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Dendrobium Cancellation a win for Climate and Community

South 32’s cancellation of their Dendrobium mine extension underneath Sydney’s water catchment is a win for the climate and the community, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and water spokesperson.  The Independent Planning Commission ruled out Dendrobium’s controversial coal mine expansion underneath Sydney’s water catchment in February 2021 but in late...

Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan Will Not Protect Koalas

The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan will not protect koalas or other threatened species, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and planning spokesperson, after the final plan was released today. 

Dungowan Dam Dead in the Water

In a win for the community, the environment and good governance, the Dungowan Dam project looks dead in the water after Infrastructure Australia released its scathing Evaluation Summary of the dam today, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and water spokesperson.  Last week Cate Faehrmann secured the release of the Dungowan...

Emails Reveal Planning Minister Captured by Developer Interests

Internal emails obtained via an order for papers by the NSW Upper House show the Planning Minister is doing the bidding of  developers, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and planning spokesperson.  The Sydney Morning Herald has today reported on internal department communications that reveal the developer lobby group Urban TaskForce...

Govt must urgently act on Upper House Floods Inquiry Recommendations: Greens

The Government must immediately implement the recommendations of the Upper House Flood Inquiry and do more to assist devastated communities, many of whom are still homeless, five months after experiencing extreme flooding, says Greens NSW MPs Cate Faehrmann and Sue Higginson, both of whom participated on the Inquiry.

Government’s Gift to Irrigators will Kill the Darling River: GREENS

The NSW Environment Minister has just approved Water Sharing Plans that will enable floodplain harvesting licences to be handed out in the Northern Basin. Cate Faehrmann, NSW Greens MP and water spokesperson, says this is a gift for big irrigators in the northern basin and will spell the end of...

Greens support calls for Upper House to sit for Barilaro Papers

Greens MP and chair of the Public Accountability Committee, Cate Faehrmann, has written to the Clerk of the NSW Parliament supporting calls for the Upper House to sit this Friday, in order for the documents related to the appointment of John Barilaro as the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to...