Joint Media Release – Senator Duniam, McDonald, Nampijinpa Price – PROBE INTO POTENTIAL EDO MISCONDUCT NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED

12 February 2024 Calls for the Departmental review into the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) to be expanded into a comprehensive investigation and for the next multi-million dollar payment to be cut have been turbocharged by Coalition Senators after more revelations over the mishandling of the $8.3 million grant were exposed at Senate Estimates. Further, concerns [...]

By |2024-02-12T16:01:17+11:00February 12th, 2024|Media Releases|

Joint Media Release – Senator Jonno Duniam and Senator Susan McDonald – It’s official – Coalition will defund the Environmental Defenders Office

30 January 2024 Only a Coalition Government will hold the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) accountable by ceasing the $8.3 million in Government handouts introduced by Labor. The EDO was recently found by a Federal Court Judge to have confected evidence in a legal challenge regarding a significant resources project in Northern Australia and has turbocharged [...]

By |2024-01-30T15:43:48+11:00January 30th, 2024|Media Releases|

Joint Media Release – Peter Dutton, Jeremy Rockliff, Jonno Duniam, Gavin Pearce, Richard Colbeck – Salmon industry calamity could be fixed tomorrow if Labor had a backbone today

28 January 2024 The Albanese Government’s weakness has been called out by Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton and Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff following their visit to salmon industry workers on the West Coast of Tasmania. The review into salmon farming initiated by inner-Sydney based Labor Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has shellshocked the 400 West Coast [...]

By |2024-01-28T20:35:04+11:00January 28th, 2024|Media Releases|

Media Release – Shadow Forestry Minister welcomes Federal Court ruling on native forestry

10 January 2024 Today’s Federal Court decision is another vindication of a science-based and sustainable industry. The Court have rejected the claims brought by environmental groups that the North East New South Wales Regional Forest Agreement governing the industry is out of date and doesn’t take into account current environmental issues. These claims were dismissed, [...]

By |2024-01-10T11:31:18+11:00January 10th, 2024|Media Releases|

Joint Media Release – Senator Jonno Duniam and Senator Susan McDonald – Alarm bells should be ringing for the Albanese Government to defund the EDO. Even the unions get it

18 December 2023 Billions of dollars in investment and countless jobs are at risk as the Albanese Government plunges millions into the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) and stumbles on environmental approval reform. The EDO receives millions in funding from the Albanese Government which they have used to frustrate job-creating industries across Australia, from resources to [...]

By |2023-12-18T12:43:04+11:00December 18th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Government has made a joke of their own environmental law reform process while ceding the environment portfolio to the Greens

6 December 2023 In a late-night deal with the Greens, the Albanese Government have completely abdicated their role in environmental law reform and thrown jobs under the bus by agreeing to tail on the water trigger to their flawed nature repair legislation. The result of a deal with the Greens to expand the water trigger [...]

By |2023-12-06T13:43:16+11:00December 6th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Deal on Nature Repair Market legislation putting the cart before horse

5 December 2023 One of the Albanese Government’s biggest legislative failures is about to get even messier as Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek tries to finalise a deal with the Greens to pass her flawed Nature Repair Market (NRM) Bills. This is despite near-unanimous agreement amongst stakeholder groups, and other parliamentarians, that Ms Plibersek’s long-promised overhaul [...]

By |2023-12-05T15:41:14+11:00December 5th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Next stop on Tanya Plibersek’s road to ruin for jobs and investment on Tasmania’s West Coast reached

30 November 2023 In officially making a decision to begin consultation on an EPBC Act decision made under the Gillard Government over a decade ago to allow salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour, Tanya Plibersek has caved to three activist organisations: the Bob Brown Foundation, Australia Institute, and Albanese Government-funded Environmental Defenders Office. This is rather [...]

By |2023-11-30T12:50:57+11:00November 30th, 2023|Media Releases|