Data obtained by the Greens shows the continued failure of the drug dog program with false positive outstripping ‘successful’ searches two to one.
Updated: Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has defended new political donation laws after being accused by the Greens of ramming it through last Thursday night and providing only a week for the opposition to digest.
A koala expert, president of Friends of the Koala and the former EDO CEO will address a community forum to raise awareness about the plight of NSW’s koalas at Lismore Workers Club next Tuesday.
The Greens and conservation groups have condemned the forcible ending of a forest blockade in a high-use koala area near Bellingen after 30 days of sit-ins and lock-ons prevented the removal of old-growth logs.
Thanks to wearing their hearts on their sleeves, the internal power struggles of the NSW Greens were made public last week. Specifically, the ongoing spat between MPs Jeremy Buckingham and Lee Rhiannon.
The NSW Greens have expressed disappointment that the federal government has approved funding for a rail trail from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek, ‘making way for the removal of vital train infrastructure’.
A controversial plan to burn harvested sections of North Coast native forests to generate so-called ‘renewable’ electricity has been widely derided by the Greens and environment groups.
North Coast Greens MP and koala protection spokesperson Dawn Walker has raised the plight of Bangalow’s koala population in NSW Parliament and thrown her support behind the community campaign against the proposed mega food precinct at Lot 201 Lismore Road, Bangalow.
The NSW Greens have called for bipartisan support to relocate the controversial sports field at Black Rocks in Pottsville in order to protect the Tweed Coast's dwindling koala population.
The fourth monthly report of the NSW north coast Shark Mesh Net Trial has shown the five nets across the NSW north coast only caught one target species shark in a month where the nets were as often out of the water owing to adverse conditions.
North coast based Greens MLC Dawn Walker gave her inaugural speech on International Women’s Day last week and became the fifty-fourth woman inducted into Australia’s oldest parliament.
The replacement for Greens MLC Jan Barham has now been settled, after a close vote between Tweed Heads resident Dawn Walker and former staffer to the late Dr John Kaye MP, Kelly Marks, who is based in Sydney.
Veteran north-coast Greens campaigner Dawn Walker has set her sights on replacing Greens MLC Jan Barham, after the former Byron Shire mayor announced that she was retiring from state politics.
A total of 13 dogs have been put down following catastrophic injuries suffered while racing and a further 205 injured in just 7 weeks since the greyhound ban bill was passed.
A campaign spearheaded by the NSW Greens has found that the Tweed-Byron region saw the third heaviest use of drug sniffer dogs in the state despite producing between 24th and 27th lowest false positive rate.
The NSW Greens are celebrating strong wins across NSW in the weekend's local council elections, including Byron shire.
The NSW Greens have welcomed the NSW government’s proposed ban on greyhound racing in NSW, paying tribute to animal welfare activists and their late colleague, Dr John Kaye, for their hard work to end the 'cruel' activity.
Byron Bay NIMBYs will doubtless be less than chuffed to find that the Greens chose the Byron Bay Surf Club to announce their new tourism plan yesterday.
The NSW Greens are calling on the state government to divert some of the billions of dollars spent on Sydney motorways to saving Ballina’s koalas from the impacts of the Pacific Highway upgrade.
Tweed residents under or near the Gold Coast Airport flight path fear a review of existing curfews will lead to more night flights and are calling on the government to rule them out. Fresh on the heels of federal approval... Read More →
The state government’s hard-line stance against pill-testing at festivals and ‘propaganda’ over its controversial roadside drug-testing regime has come under attack following the latest police operation in which drivers in Lismore and Murwillumbah were charged after saliva tests.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC s working hard to try and stop the state government introducing legislation that will allow the government to give itself discretionary powers to destroy unused rail lines across the state, including the valuable Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, and sell off the land to developers.
The Baird government is trying to bypass parliament and give itself discretionary power to shut down rail lines across the state with a new bill before parliament. A report in today’s Sydney Morning Herald has been seized on by the NSW... Read More →
The NSW Greens have called on the premier Mike Baird and police commissioner Andrew Scipione to allow pills to be tested at festivals to prevent overdoses. Police with sniffer dogs are a constant presence at music festivals around the northern rivers.
Controversial roadside drug-testing laws in NSW have been left in legal limbo following the acquittal by a Lismore magistrate of a man who tested positive for cannabis he had smoked nine days before he was pulled over by police.