Greens announce Healthy Rivers, Healthy Ocean plan

The NSW Greens have today announced a comprehensive plan to revive our rivers and ocean. This election the Greens are calling on both major parties to take strong action to protect and invest in water and marine environments and to build their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Stuart Ayres and Infrastructure NSW may have misled Parliament on Warragamba Dam plans

The Greens have called on the Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, and the Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure NSW, Jim Betts, to clarify whether they misled Parliament over plans to raise the Warragamba Dam.

NSW Coalition and Labor must end gambling conflict of interest

The Greens have launched their plan to get gambling out of NSW politics and to address the significant and growing harm caused by the more than 90,000 poker machines in NSW clubs and pubs.

Sydney needs to get serious about water efficiency before it takes more from the Shoalhaven

It’s time for a rethink of the water transfer arrangements. Why do transfers from the Shoalhaven start when Sydney’s dams fall to 75%, but the desalination plant is only turned on at 60%, and restrictions only start at 50%? It seems backwards and does not encourage efficient water use in the city.

Shooters and Fishers fail to stand candidates in half NSW’s Marine Park electorates

NSW Greens MLC Justin Field has slammed the Shooters and Fishers Party as all angry rhetoric and no action for failing to stand candidates in at least half of the electorates covering the state’s six existing marine parks.

turn the plastic tide: Greens call for end to single-use plastics

With tens of thousands of people heading to beaches, river banks and bushland as part of Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday, the Greens have launched a plan to phase-out single use plastics over the next 5 years and are calling on other parties in NSW to get on board with the global movement to regulate these products out of existence.

Liberal plan the wrong approach for a sustainable and vibrant tourism future for the South Coast

The Greens have described the release yesterday by Member for Kiama Gareth Ward of the NSW Liberal South Coast Marine Tourism Strategy as a blueprint for the over-development and commercialisation of the South Coast.

Greens tell Coles where to stick their plastic Stikeez promotion

The NSW Greens have slammed Coles’ Stikeez promotion as a total failure of corporate social responsibility and called on the retail sector to get on board with the community movement to curb plastic pollution. Greens Healthy Oceans spokesperson Justin Field said, “Giving away useless plastic items that will inevitably end up clogging landfill or polluting waterways and the ocean is a total failure of corporate social responsibility.

Sacgasco PEP 11 decision shows community campaign working

The Greens have credited the community campaign against an offshore gas proposal off the Coast of Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney for the decision by Sacgasco to walk away from an investment in the project.

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