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Premier Berejiklian must defend our parks – rule out logging Murray Valley National Park

Conservation groups are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to rule out opening any national parks to extractive industries.

NSW Deputy Premier and National Party leader John Barilaro has vowed to introduce legislation degazette Murray Valley National Park in the state’s Riverina region and to re-open the forests for logging. [1]

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Berejiklian must defend our national parks

Gladys Berejiklian must act swiftly to defeat a private members bill to downgrade the 41,000-hectare Murray Valley National Park (aka River Red Gums National Park) to a state forest and open it for logging when it is tabled in parliament. [1]

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Disturbing Cabinet revelations show National Party has eyes for national parks

Today’s report in The Australian (“NSW cabinet ministers clash over environment”) should be a cause of profound concern for anyone who cares about our natural heritage, says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).

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Will the Coalition degazette the Murray Valley National Park and cement its anti-environment reputation?

Oisín Sweeney, Senior Ecologist, National Parks Association of NSW

This article first appeared on John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations website on 25 September 2017.

This article follows on from Ross McDonnell’s article on the Murray Valley National Parks in issue 61 (3) Spring 2017

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NPA welcomes Environment Minister reiterating Government’s opposition to commercial logging in national parks

In response to questions in Budget Estimates concerning the Murray Valley National Park, the NSW Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton, reiterated her Government’s opposition to commercial logging in national parks. This aligned with recent quotes in the Sydney Morning Herald where she said there were ‘no plans’ to degazette the Murray Valley National Park.