Environment groups have today slammed a new logging industry report claiming dramatic losses of jobs and to the economy from the creation of the Great Koala National Park as baseless scaremongering.
Read More “Logging industry report on Great Koala National Park ignores benefits and relies solely on industry data”
Environmental mismanagement runs deeper than the ecological tragedy gripping the Murray-Darling Basin. Recent policy decisions around native forest logging in NSW follow the same pattern of ignoring science and favouring extractive industry over the public interest, writes Dr Oisín Sweeney
Read More “Lessons from the Murray-Darling disaster run deeper than water”
National Forest Uprising shows public opinion is behind protecting forests and wildlife
A series of protests against the destruction of public native forests have taken place today throughout NSW and in Canberra, dubbed the National Forest Uprising.
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Freedom of information documents reveal damning assessment of Berejiklian government’s proposed new logging laws
As the NSW and federal governments are poised to sign off on 20-year extensions to controversial Regional Forest Agreements, documents acquired by the North East Forest Alliance under freedom of information show deep concerns within the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) about the impact of new logging laws on protected old-growth, rainforest and koalas.
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WEA Environmental History Courses in late 2017 from Janine Kitson
Towards the end of 2017 four environmental history courses were held at the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA, Sydney): Where have all the Koalas gone?; Possums, Power & the Protection of the Australian Environment; People, Passion & the Protection of the Australian Environment; Alexander von Humboldt.
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The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is calling for the NSW Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton, to resign after the NSW Government’s budget surplus provided no new funding for the environment.
Read More “Minister Upton must resign after abject failure to fund environment protection through economic windfall”