The person found to be responsible for the live mutilation of a grey nurse shark must face full force of the law says Greens MP and environment spokeswoman Cate Faehrmann.
"The Department of Primary Industries has confirmed that the shark found with its fins sliced off and washed up at Evans Head last week is a protected, critically endangered grey nurse shark," said Ms Faehrmann.
The federal government, as a key funder of billions of dollars of coal rail infrastructure in the Hunter Valley, should use its clout to force coal companies to cover coal rail wagons rather than push responsibility back to the NSW government, said Greens Senator and transport spokesperson Lee Rhiannon (Newcastle Herald, 6/8/12, http://tinyurl.com/9m4v267
Amateur hunting is occurring in more than 1.75 million hectares of State Forests with almost no one employed to check for public safety. In answers provided to the Greens in Parliament, the NSW Game Council confirmed that it employs only 4.2 full time equivalent staff to police the hunting in State Forests.
Commenting on the cruel practices revealed in last night's ABC 7.30 program on pig dog hunting, Green Senator and animal welfare spokesperson Lee Rhiannon said the report revealed that so called "conservation hunting" is nothing more than a blood sport that should be banned.
The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham has expressed concern at the extremely light fines imposed on Santos for polluting waterways with coal seam gas waste water, after the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued two penalty notices for a total fine of only $3,000.
- Contact Details: Senator.Rhiannon@aph.gov.au
- Event Dates: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 2:00pm
- Venue: To be Advised
Speakers include Jack Mundey, leader of Green Ban movement, MC - Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon.
Screening – Rocking the Foundations: Sensational film about Green Bans and great campaigning.
Entry free – donations appreciated, Afternoon tea provided
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- Event Dates: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 (All day)
A rally will be held in Barry O'Farrell's electorate of Ku-ring-gai to protest his cheap deal with the Shooters and Fishers Party to allow recreational hunting in National Parks.
Stay tuned for more details.
- Event Dates: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:00am
- Location: Sydney
- Venue: Parliament House
The bill to allow volunteer hunters in National Parks is likely to be introduced to parliament Thursday 14 June.
Show the Government that we will not stand for hunting in our National Parks.