The ABC needs to be defended – for Nature’s sake

Janine Kitson, Convenor, Northern Suburbs of Sydney Branch, ABC Friends NSW & ACT

The ABC, Australia’s public broadcaster, is under threat from the savage budget cuts that have recently been announced by the Federal Government.  Unless these cuts can be reversed in the Federal Budget 2020-2021, to be released on 6 October 2020, there are grave fears that the ABC will have to curtail many of its services, including those relating to the environment. 

Unlimited legal costs force withdrawal of Snowy 2.0 legal challenge

The National Parks Association of NSW, faced with exposure to unlimited  legal costs, was forced to withdraw a legal challenge in the Land and Environment Court to the NSW Government’s decision to approve Snowy 2.0.

“Our planning system is broken, all the cards are weighted in favour of government and corporations against community wishes and the public interest” stated NPA Executive Officer, Gary Dunnett.

CONFIRMED: Snowy 2.0 just doesn’t make sense

The most recent forecast by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO 2020 ISP) exposes the lie that vast areas of Kosciuszko National Park must be sacrificed because the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project is essential for the transition to renewable energy.

Approval of Snowy 2.0 will decimate Kosciuszko National Park

Today’s approval by the Commonwealth Minister for Environment of the Snowy 2.0 project opens the way for an infrastructure white elephant that will decimate Kosciuszko National Park while driving up greenhouse gas emissions and energy prices.