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Regional Forest Agreements

Strange times for NPA and the NSW public!

Oisin Sweeney, Senior Ecologist, National Parks Association of NSW

Members and supporters have received several emails from NPA over the last couple of months on the subject of native forest logging on public land and the laws that permit it: Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). A lot has happened recently, so it’s a good time for an update. Let’s start at the beginning.

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NSW environment groups call on Federal Labor to support NSW colleagues and oppose Coalition’s sham Regional Forest Agreement process

Environment groups in NSW have welcomed NSW Labor’s commitment[1] to no automatic rollover of Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) “until there is a proper independent scientific assessment of their outcomes, and the assumptions of the original RFAs are revisited”, and call on Shadow Environment Minister, Tony Burke, to match his State colleagues’ position.

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Revelations of political intervention on environmental groups during Regional Forest Agreement consultation highlights a sham process

Revelations that Federal Senator Anne Ruston wrote to the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) questioning our integrity during the recent Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) consultation process should concern anyone who takes seriously the importance of community input to policy.

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Logs free to be removed from koala habitat in the Great Koala National Park as 30-day blockade broken up by police

A blockade to prevent logs from being removed from known high value koala habitat in Gladstone State Forest, near Bellingen, was yesterday broken up by police.

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Pollution of Gladstone State Forest  reported to EPA

Community representatives from the Bellingen Environment Centre have made a pollution line incident report of pollution occurring yesterday in Woods Creek in Gladstone State Forest following recent logging and heavy rainfall.

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Shocking land clearing revelations highlight the urgent need for the Great Koala National Park

The revelations in Sunday’s Sydney Morning Herald[1] that the Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton, signed off on NSW’s land clearing laws in full knowledge of the impacts on wildlife and ecosystems highlight how koala habitat on public land must be protected as a matter of urgency, says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).