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.
Report slams water planning in NSW regions
Cowra Guardian, 24 September 2020
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...
Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting) Regulation 2020
On behalf of The Greens I support the motion to disallow the Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting) Regulation 2020. In 2018 the South Australian royal commission described floodplain harvesting as "one of the most significant threats to water security in the Northern Murray‑Darling Basin to both licence holders...
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.
Murray-Darling Basin: fight looms over NSW plan to license floodplain harvesting
The Guardian, 21 September 2020
Menindee Lakes - adjournment speech
Two weeks ago I sat having a beer with the President of the Darling River Action Group, Ross Leddra, on his back port at Sunset Strip as we stared out over Menindee Lake. For him and most of the other residents of Sunset Strip, it was their little patch of...
Wildlife Carer Mental Health - question without notice
Ms CATE FAEHRMANN: My question is directed to the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women. Following the bushfires some wildlife experts have called for more mental health support for wildlife carers after one study found that almost one‑third of wildlife carers experienced moderate to severe grief in the ordinary...
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...