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Stories about "forest logging":

Call to halt new logging in bushfire impacted areas

MLC Justin Field has called on the NSW government to give an undertaking to NSW coastal communities that new approvals for logging in the state’s badly burnt public state forests will not be approved until a review by the state’s Independent NRC is completed. Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

Call for Minister Kean to keep his word and protect koala habitat

A local ecologist is calling for the Environment Minister Matt Kean to protect important koala habitat and ensure that the EPA prosecute the Forestry Corporation for breaking the new logging rules.

A local has locked onto a logging harvester in Lower Bucca State Forest

A member of the public has taken the day off work to lock onto a NSW Forestry Corporation harvester in the Lower Bucca State Forest this morning to stop logging and desecration of sacred sites.

Reprieve from logging for Nambucca State Forest

Logging machinery was removed from the Nambucca State Forest last week by the NSW Forestry Corporation in response to five weeks of strong community opposition.

Forestry Corp face traditional custodians over north coast logging resumption

As logging resumes following the recent devastating fires, calls are increasing for protection of Nambucca State Forest as one of ‘the last areas of unburnt forests on the state’s north coast’.

1,330% increase in land clearing under NSW Liberal–National leadership

The bush, the forests, the animals, and the people of NSW – make that Australia – have been enduring the back to back impacts of flood, drought, fire, flood, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. What could make this any worse?

Are the new koala habitat rules enough protection?

Tensions are rising over protecting koala habitat, and therefore koala lives, as preparations are made to log Braemar State Forest, south of Casino.

Koalas lose out to logging once again

The Forestry Corporation is being called to account over management of koalas and logging at the Braemar State Forest, just south of Casino.

Call to halt old growth logging in Tasmania

The Bob Brown Foundation is calling for a logging halt in Tasmania’s wilderness tracts of old growth forests and the ancient rainforests of takayna/Tarkine.

EPA drag feet on illegal logging by Forestry Corporation

Illegal logging by the Forestry Corporation has been belatedly penalised by the EPA formal warnings and a paltry fine.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

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Criminalising protest

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Mullum pods

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Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.