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Matt Kean added 202,000ha of national parks. Now he wants another 200,000ha
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Matt Kean added 202,000ha of national parks. Now he wants another 200,000ha

NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said the new addition of land on Friday afternoon was the largest single boost to national parks since 2005.

  • by Nick O'Malley

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Supreme court halts controversial roadworks for three weeks
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Supreme court halts controversial roadworks for three weeks

Controversial Western Highway roadworks have been halted for a further three weeks after a Victorian Supreme Court hearing was told Djab Wurrung traditional owners believed the removal of culturally-significant trees would contravene the Aboriginal Heritage Act and human rights laws.

  • by Miki Perkins
Roadworks halted pending court hearing after felling of 'directions tree'
Environmental protection

Roadworks halted pending court hearing after felling of 'directions tree'

Work on a Western Highway upgrade has been halted until a Supreme Court hearing, where traditional owners are expected to argue the decision to remove culturally significant trees contravenes the state’s Aboriginal Heritage Act.

  • by Miki Perkins
Protesters arrested at Djab Wurrung site after directions tree felled
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Protesters arrested at Djab Wurrung site after directions tree felled

At least 50 people were arrested while protesting against the cutting down of Djab Wurrung trees at the site of a highway duplication project north-west of Melbourne.

  • by Miki Perkins
'Devastated': Anger after 'culturally significant' tree cut down at highway site
Environmental protection

'Devastated': Anger after 'culturally significant' tree cut down at highway site

Djab Wurrung man Zellanach Djab Mara said the Australian government "had no consent or jurisdiction to remove that tree".

  • by Miki Perkins
'Like the Franklin': Future of Sydney's last wild river hangs in the balance
Biodiversity

'Like the Franklin': Future of Sydney's last wild river hangs in the balance

Literally a site for sore eyes to traditional owners, the Kowmung may become the equivalent of Tasmania's Franklin River - if the public could visit it.

  • by Peter Hannam
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Offsets could triple cost of raising Warragamba Dam wall to $2 billion
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Offsets could triple cost of raising Warragamba Dam wall to $2 billion

The cost of raising the wall of Sydney's biggest dam will triple to more than $2 billion unless the Berejiklian government can avoid paying for environment damage in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains area.

  • by Peter Hannam
'It was terrible work': 20 years on, horses' cull still a bitter political issue
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'It was terrible work': 20 years on, horses' cull still a bitter political issue

Two decades ago this Monday news broke of a horse cull, spurring a backlash that still reverberates in NSW politics.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Sydney's last wild river is at risk
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Sydney's last wild river is at risk

A $1 billion+plan to lift the Warragamba Dam Wall as much as 17m could lead to the flooding of the lower Kowmung and 6000 hectares of pristine wilderness.

IAG drops support for raising Warragamba Dam, citing risk to Indigenous sites
Indigenous culture

IAG drops support for raising Warragamba Dam, citing risk to Indigenous sites

The move, announced at the company's annual general meeting, has cheered traditional owners after Rio Tinto destroyed ancient Indigenous art in the Kimberley this year.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Just like a freight train': cicadas' song hints at bushfire bounceback
Biodiversity

'Just like a freight train': cicadas' song hints at bushfire bounceback

Wander in many parts of the Blue Mountains during the daytime and it's likely your ears will soon be ringing with the sound of countless cicadas singing for a mate.

  • by Peter Hannam