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National Parks hunting on hold as Game Council is reviewed

The Greens NSW have welcomed the announcement of a review of the governance of the Game Council and the suspension of hunting in national parks, calling on the government to take the next step and suspend hunting in state forests. Greens NSW Environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann said: “The community will be very happy with this […]

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Time running out to protect NSW state forests

Friends, In just over one week more than 200 people answered the call to protect state forests across NSW. With your help we can double that number. NSW State Forests are public property, but they are being woefully mismanaged by the state government. You can help turn that around. A friend of mine, Jimmy Malecki, […]

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Greens call for overhaul of Forests NSW

Greens NSW Forestry spokesperson David Shoebridge joined Clarence Valley  Greens campaigner Janet Cavanagh to call for an overhaul of Forests NSW and their timber supply contracts to ensure the long-term sustainability of the native timber industry. These calls were made while visiting Doubleduke State Forest southwest of Woodburn. Ms Cavanaugh said: “I am a strong […]

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Government must pulp woodchip deal with Boral

Court documents obtained under FOI applications show Forestry NSW facing ongoing damages claims from Boral Ltd for failing to supply enough timber from State Forests.  It has now been disclosed that in 2006 Forests NSW paid $500,000 to Boral for shortfalls from 2003 to 2005. Now Boral is again taking Forests NSW to court seeking […]

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Locals gather for peaceful protest against Game Council

Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge joined Lake Macquarie Greens Councillor Hannah Gissane and local residents for a picnic protest in Olney state forest. The event was a family friendly protest against the pro-hunting Game Council of NSW. Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge said: “The Game Council is a pro-hunting lobby group that should not have […]

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