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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.
 

Land Clearing Codes

Monday 22 May 2017

Environment groups have labelled the regulations for new land clearing laws as ‘tree killing codes’. I opposed the laws in Parliament because they threaten biodiversity and threatened species by opening the door to broadscale land clearing and making it easier to offset habitat loss without any real biodiversity improvements.

Recent research shows that koala populations across NSW have declined by 26 per cent over 20 years or just three generations and new laws only act to heighten the threats against them. See the report HERE. Learn more at the Environment Defenders Office seminar Thursday 1 June 2017, 12:30-1:30pm at McCabes Lawyers Level 38 19 MLC Centre Martin Place, information HERE.

Add your voice to the Stand Up for Nature Alliance campaign to keep sensitive areas like wetlands, koala habitat and rainforests, threatened species and ecological communities all safe from clearing at www.standupfornature.org.au.