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Last chance for NSW government to salvage protections for nature through flawed legislation

Consultation ends today on the finer details of the NSW government’s deeply unpopular Biodiversity Conservation and Local Land Services Amendment Acts. The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is urging the government to close loopholes and rein in self-assessable codes in order to salvage some protections for NSW’s beleaguered flora and fauna.

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Great Koala National Park not a ‘political gimmick’ but a vital step to protect our icon

In the latest demonstration of indifference to nature conservation that has infected Coalition governments, the NSW Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton, has described the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) Great Koala National Park proposal as a ‘political gimmick’[1].

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Submission Guide – Biodiversity Legislation – Regulations and Codes

The NSW Government has released the further details of its biodiversity conservation legislation which passed Parliament in November 2016. The Regulations and Codes which accompany the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016 are on public consultation until June 21st, 2017.

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The Nationals finally recognise there’s a koala problem, but their solutions won’t solve it

 

A motion passed at the NSW National Party conference to create ‘koala sanctuaries’ won’t save the species from the problems the Nationals have created via their enthusiasm for land clearing and native forest logging says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).