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When is a political donation a conflict of interest? By Robin Tennant-Wood. THE BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT’S backflip on plans to cull brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park on grounds of heritage may have silenced a vocal interest group, but has left many questions unanswered. The National Party Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier John

NSW Budget 2018: Opposition counts the cost

NSW Budget impacts 2018

Savage cuts to environment, parks, tourism promotion, Rangers and area managers sacked, Did Monaro get any budget goodies? Regional: roads backlog, service downgrades, job losses THE NSW GOVERNMENT is showing form in continued assaults on the natural environment in city and regional areas with additional budget cuts equivalent to 20% imposed on the

Private Forestry bill to get NSW Upper House review

native forest bill

Environmental, beekeeper and farmer concerns Submissions close 30 May 2018 THE FORESTRY LEGISLATION Amendment Bill 2018 transfers much of the responsibility for the management of Private Native Forestry from the EPA to Local Land Services. It also amends the Forestry Act 2012 and Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016*  to “update” the regulatory

Legal challenge to NSW land-clearing codes

AT THE END of November the NSW Nature Conservation Council launched legal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court seeking to overturn controversial land-clearing codes made under the Local Land Services Act earlier this year. “We are taking the Berejiklian government to court to scrap its destructive land-clearing laws, to defend

Australia Institute report on money trail from fossil fuel companies to Liberal Party

Queensland case studies: can NSW be far behind? Australia Institute press release A new report reveals a web of political donations, special access and secret lobbying behind controversial mining projects. The report examines 6 highly controversial QLD resource projects and highlights the strong connection of these companies to QLD and federal political parties.

Election 2016: Labor details federal environmental protection authority

ABC news report By political reporter Caitlyn Gribbin Federal Labor says, if elected, it would consider giving the green light to a national environmental protection authority, as part of plans to return conservation controls to federal hands. The Opposition said the Commonwealth should take back environmental assessment powers to "repair the enormous damage that's