Community shows strong support for protection of Batemans MP as new threat emerges

Hundreds of community members attended Ocean Care Day at Bodalla Dairy Shed on the South Coast this past Sunday in a strong show of support for the protection of local marine life, oceans and the unique Batemans Marine Park.

'Illusion of safety': Shark nets on trial as bycatch rates rise

The utility of shark nets is again being challenged, with the north coast meshing trial snagging just two targeted sharks out of 143 animals caught in its second year.

Minister denies seismic testing talks offered, regulator disagrees

The NSW Greens have questioned Resources Minister Don Harwin’s concern about gas exploration off the east coast after he told Parliament the Commonwealth regulator had not sought talks with him – even though the regulator says otherwise.

Newcastle demands action, not just words, from NSW Energy Minister to prevent further seismic testing off coast

The revelation in today's Newcastle Herald that NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin has refused the request of the offshore oil and gas regulator for a meeting to discuss the proposal for a gas field off the coast of NSW from Newcastle to Sydney is alarming, according to the NSW Greens.

NSW Energy Minister misses opportunity to fast-track zero net carbon emissions target to 2045

The NSW Greens have called out the NSW Government for its lack of climate action after NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin told the NSW Upper House the State Government will not commit to fast-track its deadline for reaching zero net carbon emissions. In response to a question from NSW Greens climate spokesperson Justin Field on whether the Government would follow the ACT’s lead and bring forward the state’s net zero emissions target date to 2045, the Minister said there were no plans to change.

Birds are dropping dead off Australia's coast, and it's all our fault

Confronting new images have revealed the cost of Australia's obsession with plastic, with appalled scientists recovering hundreds of fragments from the stomachs of fledgling chicks.

NSW should follow Brisbane Council lead with ban on plastics and helium balloon releases

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian should follow the lead of Brisbane City Council and introduce an immediate ban on plastic straws, plastic bottles and releasing balloons at events held at Parliament House and all government-owned venues.

NSW Parliament calls on Turnbull Government to suspend licence for offshore petroleum activity until regulations tightened

NSW Parliament has called on the Federal Government to suspend the licence for Asset Energy’s proposed offshore petroleum activity in the waters from Newcastle to Sydney until concerns raised about lax commonwealth regulations have been addressed.

Shark nets should stay out of the water for good: Greens

The NSW Greens have today welcomed the early end to the second North Coast Shark Net Trial after concerns about the risk of entanglement of whales making an early migration along the NSW coast. Government data shows the shark nets trialled across the NSW North Coast have been ineffective, catching and killing vastly greater numbers harmless marine animals than target sharks.  

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