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....
Still a Dying Darling-Baaka River
The confluence of the Murray Darling river system tells two very different stories. One is of a river that consistently flows, with communities, farms and businesses flourishing along its length. The other is a story, in fact thousands of them. Stories about people, communities, businesses and an entire river system...
Saving our Wetlands
Yesterday I was flown over the Lower Lachlan region by local landholder Gordon Turner. The purpose of my visit was to gain an understanding of the potential impacts of a controversial dam wall raising project being fast-tracked by the Government.
Casino Control Amendment (Inquiries) Bill 2020
On behalf of The Greens, I speak in support of the Casino Control Amendments (Inquiries) Bill 2020, which amends the Casino Control Act 1992 to clarify that inquiries conducted under the Act have the same powers as a royal commission conducted under the Royal Commissions Act 1923. The bill will...
Donate Life Week
On behalf of The Greens, I support the motion about DonateLife Week. I concur with much of what the Hon. Walt Secord stated in his contribution. I, too, am a registered donor and have spoken to my family about it. I also actively support the campaign for an opt-out system...
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,...
Hundreds protest across NSW for Save Our Koalas Day of Action
Local residents, koala activists and environmental organisations, including the Bob Brown Foundation, Bellingen Environment Centre, Total Environment Centre, Extinction Rebellion and Save Sydney’s Koalas, today staged a statewide Day of Action this Sunday to Save our Koalas.
Greens introduce Bill to ban waste to energy incinerators
The Greens introduced a bill into the NSW Upper House today which would prohibit ‘waste to energy’ incinerators as an increasing number of communities face the prospect of incinerator projects in their suburb. The bill is expected to be brought on for debate before the end of the year.
Protect More Land After Fires or Face Mass Extinction in NSW
The NSW Environment Minister must act upon alarming new evidence by WWF that estimates that 90 percent of some native species were wiped out by bushfires by immediately protecting more threatened species habitat, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and spokesperson for the environment.
Koala Report Release must be a Gamechanger for More Habitat Protection or Koalas on Track for Extinction
The Report from the NSW Upper House Inquiry into the State’s Koala Populations and their Habitat, released today after a year-long Inquiry, must be a gamechanger for the government to protect more koala habitat if they don’t want to see the koala become extinct before 2050, said Committee Chair and Greens MP...