Environmental mismanagement runs deeper than the ecological tragedy gripping the Murray-Darling Basin. Recent policy decisions around native forest logging in NSW follow the same pattern of ignoring science and favouring extractive industry over the public interest, writes Dr Oisín Sweeney
An alliance of environment groups has today released a report entitled ‘Social License Chipped Away: why support for woodchipping has collapsed in south-east NSW’.
Following briefings with Commonwealth and NSW environment and primary industry agencies, environment groups are more convinced than ever that the newly minted Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) will facilitate the continuing decline of threatened species, unsustainable destruction of forests and the loss of important benefits they provide to communities.
Freedom of information documents reveal damning assessment of Berejiklian government’s proposed new logging laws
As the NSW and federal governments are poised to sign off on 20-year extensions to controversial Regional Forest Agreements, documents acquired by the North East Forest Alliance under freedom of information show deep concerns within the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) about the impact of new logging laws on protected old-growth, rainforest and koalas.
Ashley Love , NPA Coffs Harbour Branch and Dailan Pugh OAM, North East Forest Alliance
The Federal Court of Australia made a consent determination in 2007 recognising the Githabul People’s Native Title rights and interests over 1,120 km2, in 9 National Parks and 13 State Forests, in the headwaters of the Richmond and Clarence Rivers in north-east NSW.
Dr John Van Der Kallen, rheumatologist and member of Doctors for the Environment Australia.
Forests add value to our lives in so many ways.
They clean our air and water, promote rain formation and protect soils from salinity and erosion.