The Baird government has now released its draft biodiversity package. If it becomes law, it will spell disaster for nature by enabling the return of broad-scale land clearing and habitat destruction across the state. Take a look at these upcoming events in Lismore to learn more and have your say:
Government Consultation – This Thursday 9th June
If you are concerned about the impact these changes will have on our wildlife, soils and climate, let your government know in person. Attend the government’s community consultation session in Lismore this Thursday, 9th June from 5pm-7.30pm. RSVP here to let us know you’re going.
EDO workshop – Next Thursday 16th June
Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) NSW will hold a free workshop in Lismore on Thursday 16th June explaining how the community can have their say about the proposed biodiversity legislative and policy package. Take a look here full event details.
The Biodiversity Conservation Bill and Local Land Services Amendment Bill, which will replace the Native Vegetation Act and Threatened Species Conservation Act, are currently on public exhibition and submissions close on 28 June.
Members of the community are invited to attend open community drop-in sessions to find out more about the proposed reforms.
Representatives from the Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Primary Industries, Local Land Services and Department of Planning and Environment will be available to discuss the details of the reforms. There is also an opportunity to provide feedback and have your say.
This meeting is part of a series of information sessions being organised by the government. For a list of all upcoming events related to the new land clearing laws, visit the Stand Up For Nature website.
Corinne Fisher, on behalf of the Stand Up For Nature alliance.
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Climate change is galloping way ahead of us anaesthetized humans it seems.