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“Climate change like nuclear powered enemy” for firefighters – Former Fire Chief

A firefighting expert has told the natural disaster royal commission that climate change is like a nuclear-powered enemy, making our current firefighting practices “insufficient”. By Kerrin Thomas and Anna Henderson of The ABC The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements is this week hearing evidence about state and territory […]

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Saving the Koala from extinction in NSW is simple – but the State Government must step up

Last Tuesday, a year-long New South Wales parliamentary inquiry revealed the state’s koalas are on track for extinction in the wild by 2050, without urgent government intervention. By Christine Hosking Habitat destruction and fragmentation for agriculture, urban development, mining and forestry has been the number one koala killer since European […]

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Wild Cattle Creek site of “next State Forest massacre” – Bellingen Environment Centre

Whilst the Gumbayngiirr Conservation group are quietly celebrating the departure of logging crews from Nambucca State Forest today, spare a thought for the badly damage Wild Cattle Creek State Forest North west of Coffs Harbour . The logging machines removed from Nambucca State Forest were quietly shifted into Wild Cattle […]

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‘Green tape’ can be cut without harming nature – but the Government has to be smart about it

Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday announced environmental approvals for 15 major infrastructure projects will be fast-tracked to accelerate investment as Australia emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown. By Peter Burnett Under the current system, proponents must seek both state and federal approvals for big developments. The new “single touch” approvals process […]