The state opposition has called for environment minister Gabrielle Upton to be ‘stripped of her duties’ following a damning report on the state of the Environmental Protection Authority by the auditor-general.
NSW Greens MP Dawn Walker has lashed out in state parliament at the government’s failure to deliver a state-wide koala strategy, accusing Liberal Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton of ‘incompetence or gross negligence’.
Following the illegal logging that has taken place near Limpinwood representatives of several community organisations met on Monday with Thomas George, MP, at his Lismore offices to discuss the future of logging in native forests.
A demonstration has been sparked for this Thursday by the destruction of high value forest and koala habitat through illegal logging and road building in Environment Protection Zones (EPZ) near Limpinwood, between Chillingham and Tyalgum.
Government responses to the growing environmental crisis should be lead by sound science, not left in the hands of corporate greed.