World Environment Day Festival 2017

The Caldera Environment Centre’s annual World Environment Day Festival will be held on Sunday 4 June at Knox Park, Murwillumbah from 10am-3pm. Be entertained by the Pitts Family Circus, Hoopla Kids Circus, children’s activity space and music by Taraf Tambal – Balkan Gypsy…

New report into biodiversity offsetting

A message from the Nature Conservation Council of NSW Dear Members, As you may have seen in the news, at the Nature Conservation Council we’ve just released a new report into biodiversity offsetting schemes in NSW. The report, titled ‘Paradise…

NSW Planning Law Changes 2017

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 is on public exhibition until Friday 31 March 2017. EDO submission. EDO Briefing Note – Six big changes to the Planning Act in 2017 (and three missed opportunities). EDO seminar slides. EDO…

Climate Emergency Declaration Petition

Calling on the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency and to mobilise resources to restore a safe climate. http://climateemergencydeclaration.org/petition2/ Steve Posselt is a Northern Rivers man kayaking to Canberra where he will deliver the signatures on Feb 26.  More about…

Sky Scout – Drones Against Deforestation

A Wilderness Society crowdfunding campaign.  https://pozible.com/project/sky-scout   Australia is in the grips of a deforestation crisis.  In Qld alone, an area the size of the MCG is cleared every three minutes. Not so long ago, we had stronger state laws…

Liberal politician breaks ranks over land clearing

This morning the unimaginable has happened. A Liberal politician has broken ranks with his own party to raise serious concerns about Premier Baird’s new land clearing laws. Bruce Notley-Smith, Member of Parliament for Coogee said: “I am very concerned that…