Premier Barry O'Farrell should make sure that the Council of Australian Governments realises that the full Gonski funding increases to the state's public schools can be delivered without cannibalising the future of tertiary education, according to Greens NSW MP John kaye.
Bushwalkers and National Park visitors will be placed in real danger of being shot by amateur hunters under a proposal by the government to provide as little as 48 hours notice to the public that amateur hunters will be let loose in National Parks.
The Labor government's latest raid on the higher education budget, this time to the tune of $2.3 billion, further undermines the quality of Australia's education system and is a setback for national productivity, Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.
The O'Farrell government's failure to finalise its draft wind energy planning guidelines is putting at risk 4,000 new jobs and the chance to cut 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide out the state's annual greenhouse gas emissions, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.
The Greens today have welcomed reports that Port Waratah Coal Services has delayed Newcastle's proposed forth coal terminal T4, calling it a testament to the strength and tenacity of the local community campaign. They are calling on Port Waratah Coal to withdraw the T4 application.