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Environment and Planning Ministers fail on 10/50 code

Documents from a recent GIPA to the Rural Fire Service on the 10/50 tree clearing code show that the Office of Environment and Heritage and the Department of Planning and Infrastructure failed to make any submissions to the RFS’ draft 10/50 code tree clearing code.  That code overrides all state legislation protecting threatened species, endangered […]

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Media Release: 10/50 pull back still metres from the mark

For the second time in the last months the Government has redefined the distance from bushland where the chainsaw-driven 10/50 entitlement clearing zone applies in. The latest change reduces the entitlement area for category one bush fire prone land to 100 metres from 350 metres, and for category two bushfire prone land from 150 metres […]

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Summer of tree clearing across NSW

More and more communities across NSW are approaching our office with concerns about the impact of the 10/50 clearing code of practice in their local area. The sound of chainsaws across large swathes of the Northern Beaches and North Shore in particular have locals worried that the face of their green, leafy suburbs is changing […]

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Give 10/50 the Chop & save our neighbourhood trees

The 10/50 Clearing Code of Practice is now in operation with clearing occurring across the State. The policy is already causing the loss of much loved suburban greenery, as well as endangered ecological communities such as coastal littoral rainforest. Local communities must be given the opportunity to opt-out from the code and become 10/50 Free Zones Environmental […]

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Media Release: Corruption findings in SES must lead to reinstatement of brave whistleblower

Media Release: Corruption findings in SES must lead to reinstatement of brave whistleblower The NSW government must immediately move to reinstate whistleblower Tara McCarthy, the former Deputy Commissioner of the SES, in light of today’s ICAC findings that Ms McCarthy was corruptly dismissed despite being a competent and valued public servant. Greens MP and Justice […]

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NSW Bushfires and Greens Policy

There continue to be inaccurate reports in the media regarding the Greens approach to hazard reduction. David as Forestry Spokesperson gave an adjournment speech last night to clarify the record. His colleague Mehreen Faruqi  as Environment Spokesperson also spoke on this the previous day, her speech is available here. STATE BUSHFIRES Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [10.17 […]

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NSW bushfires

The NSW Greens state delegates conference met on Sunday 20 October and expressed is deep concern and sympathy for all the people and communities who have lost their homes and properties in the current NSW bushfires and stated its appreciation and regard for the brave and selfless work of all volunteer and staff firefighters. The […]

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