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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...

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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...

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Govt’s desperate 3rd attempt to legalise floodplain harvesting by subterfuge: Greens & Shooters comment

Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP & water spokesperson and Helen Dalton, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Member for Murray, have slammed the most recent attempt by the Government to legalise floodplain harvesting as ‘another sneaky and disgraceful move’ by the National Party Water Minister.

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Massive Cost Blowout for Controversial Wyangala Dam Expansion Documents Reveal

Government documents released as a result of a Greens motion passed by the NSW Upper House have revealed that a controversial commitment by the National Party at the last election to raise the wall of Wyangala Dam could cost taxpayers more than $2 billion.

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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...

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Relaxing Water Restrictions Irresponsible

Relaxing Sydney’s water restrictions while the impacts on water quality from runoff from heavy rainfall into the Warragamba dam remain uncertain is irresponsible says Cate Faehrmann Greens MP and spokesperson for water.

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Water Minister Betrays Downstream Communities for Big Irrigator Mates

The NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey is so under the thumb of big corporate irrigators that she is prepared to rob downstream communities along the Darling, including Wilcannia and Menindee, by allowing irrigators to harvest floodwaters and pump from the Namoi, the Peel, the Gwydir and the Barwon rivers.  ...

PARLIAMENT

WATER SUPPLY (CRITICAL NEEDS) BILL 2019 second reading debate

PARLIAMENT

Water supply security - Adjournment Speech

As I speak communities throughout rural New South Wales are living in fear that they may not have water as early as next month.

NEWS

Walgett water supply

In late June I visited the small town of Walgett in north-west New South Wales so that I could see firsthand the impact the drought, the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling and climate change has had on the people of that community.

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