Media Releases

 
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Media Releases

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Green Electricity Guide ranks electricity companies, empowers consumers to switch
Monday, 18 August 2014

A new, independent online Green Electricity Guide, produced by Greenpeace Australia and the Total Environment Centre, provides a state by state ranking of electricity retailers against seven criteria, creating a tool consumers can use to switch to more environmentally friendly power companies.


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Low solar prices could hasten energy market death spiral
Tuesday, 05 August 2014

New data from the Total Environment Centre (TEC) reveals that there is little effective competition in the market for the energy exported from rooftop solar systems. TEC argues that this strategy could backfire on retailers and hasten the energy market death spiral.


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