Gas-led recovery leaves farmers high and dry: new report

Australian farmers, and the communities where they live, face negative environmental, economic and social consequences if the Federal Government’s plans for a ‘gas-led recovery’ go ahead, new analysis commissioned by Farmers for Climate Action has found. The briefing paper, written by the Australian Farm Institute, found that while gas expansion could worsen climate […]

Huge legal win sees greenfield Bylong Coal Project refusal upheld

This exciting news and the background story (copied below) is from the website of the Environmental Defenders Office. https://www.edo.org.au/2020/12/18/bylong-valley-coal-mine/ “In a historic win, the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA) – represented by the Environmental Defenders Office – has successfully defended the Independent Planning Commission’s (IPC) refusal to approve a brand new coal mine on prime agricultural land in the Bylong […]

Concern for the Macquarie Marshes

The beautiful Macquarie Marshes are irreplaceable. This stunning natural feature is on the Ramsar List as a wetland of international significance. The Marshes hold important cultural sites for the Wailwan People. The ecosystem is unique and a vital breeding site for migratory birds. Plans to build a massive new super […]

ABC Central West reports: ‘The Drip’ incomplete protection

FROM ABC CENTRAL WEST FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ abccentralwest/posts/ 3469880096365483 Protection has been secured for a rock formation of Aboriginal significance near Mudgee. The NSW Government has announced 33 hectares, which are home to ‘The Drip’, have been compulsory acquired from mining company Moolarben Coal. The Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean […]

Imrie thesis published, but ‘it doesn’t stop here’

https://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/6899025/imrie-thesis-on-goulburn-river-the-drip-published-but-it-doesnt-stop-here/ Upon the publication of her study of the Goulburn River, Julia Imrie hopes that her seven years of work has provided a valuable resource for the future management of the complex ecosystem that includes The Drip Gorge. As the title suggests, ‘Changing Land Use in an Uncertain Climate: Impacts […]