Media Releases

Latest Media Releases from all campaigns
(see each campaign 'News' for all releases)

Media Releases

Queensland Waste Policy
Friday, 23 January 2015

The Boomerang Alliance of 30 groups has issued a waste policy for the Queensland election - 'Don't Let Queensland be the rubbish state.'

New native vegetation codes a threat to biodiversity and economy
Wednesday, 26 November 2014

New 'self-assessable' codes for clearing native vegetation in NSW will increase the risk of vulnerable plant and animal species becoming extinct and undermine efforts to control soil erosion and salinity.

Shooters Land Clearing Bill defeated – commonsense prevails
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Common sense has prevailed with the defeat by 35 votes to 3 of the bill to dismantle the NSW Native Vegetation Act proposed by the Shooters and Fishers Party and NSW Farmers, environmentalists said today.

Land clearing rules not a threat to agriculture
Monday, 20 October 2014

Claims by the NSW Farmers Association that the Native Vegetation Act is crippling agriculture have been completely discredited by land clearing figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Total Environment Centre (TEC). A report by The Australia Institute also shows land clearing rules have minimal influence.

Baird government on verge of environmental insanity?
Thursday, 11 September 2014

Moves by senior ministers in the Baird government to open up rare native bush to broadscale land clearing and cripple powers to stop illegal clearing were described as 'insane' today.

Marine polluting plastics in the firing line with NSW action
Thursday, 28 August 2014

Environment groups campaigning to protect the health of the marine environment and the food chain today welcomed the action by NSW Environment Minister, Rob Stokes to nationally ban plastic micro-beads.