Greens bushwalking club: join now!

Greens bushwalking club: join now!

As part of our campaigning to protect wild places (and as a respite from campaigning!) we plan regular bushwalks around NSW with Greens members and supporters. Where possible we have local environmental or Aboriginal heritage experts with us, and we’ll often go...
Packer’s blight on Sydney Harbour one step closer to development

Packer’s blight on Sydney Harbour one step closer to development

Sydney is one step closer to having an iconic part of its foreshore sacrificed to a gambling tycoon with the Planning Assessment Commission giving James Packer’s Crown Casino project at Barangaroo the tick of approval. Reports are suggesting that the NSW Coalition...
Indigenous project funding hoovered up by mining companies

Indigenous project funding hoovered up by mining companies

When mining companies in the Upper Hunter have enormous developments approved they are required to put money into a trust for local Aboriginal communities. Unfortunately it seems that the trust fund has been handing out money to mining industry bodies, rather than the...
Sydnenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor – have your say

Sydnenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor – have your say

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 31 JANUARY 2016 The Baird government has announced plans to bulldoze the historic centres of almost a dozen Sydney Suburbs to make way for rows of high-rise apartment and commercial buildings. They are now accepting submissions on...
Opinion piece: High Court ruling on donations

Opinion piece: High Court ruling on donations

The High Court yesterday McCloy & Ors v State of NSW, in which property developer and Former Mayor of Newcastle was seeking to challenge the validity of state bans on developer donations to political parties.  The court supported the bans, finding that developer...
Baird’s plan to take democracy and environment out of planning

Baird’s plan to take democracy and environment out of planning

The Baird government has a plan to remove residents’ right to have a say in 90 per cent of developments across the state. Today’s announcement that the Baird government’s so-called “State plan” is to have 90 per cent of housing development applications determined...