SYDNEY, Aug 11 2020 - Strike Energy director and Chair of the Government’s National Covid-19 Commission (NCC) has told a Senate hearing that the body lobbied the Prime Minister to use public money to expand the fossil gas industry.
SYDNEY, Aug 5 2020 - A Melbourne University researcher has sounded the alarm on the Prime Minister’s National Covid-19 Commission (NCC), warning that handing power to a cabal of unelected business leaders could pose risks to Australian democracy that will endure well beyond the pandemic.
SYDNEY, July 29 2020 - Despite a public relations exercise, the controversial National Covid-19 Commission (NCC) is still pushing its fossil fuel agenda, calling for a massive expansion of the gas industry with taxpayers slugged with the bill despite the fact the industry is already critically oversupplied.
SYDNEY, July 27 2020 - The Federal Government’s attempted rebrand of the gas-stacked National Covid-19 Commission exacerbates the body’s lack of transparency and accountability and represents a missed opportunity for Australia to emerge strongly from the pandemic.
SYDNEY, July 24 2020 - Santos’s controversial Narrabri gas plans will produce a large aircraft hangar worth of toxic brine containing radionuclides over the life of the project, with some of the waste slated to be dumped in Bohena creek, which feeds into the Murray Darling Basin.
SYDNEY, July 22 2020 - The academic upon whose research the New South Wales Government recommended the Narrabri Gas Project proceed, has stated that her social impact advice has been misconstrued by the Department of Planning Industry and Environment.
SYDNEY, July 20 2020 - A review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act has found the legislation is ineffective and unless changed will continue to pose serious threats to the nation, an interim report has found.
SYDNEY, July 10 2020 - Greenpeace welcomes the NSW Government’s $79 million commitment to set up a renewable energy zone in New England, creating over 3,000 jobs and eventually providing enough power for more than 3 million homes.
SYDNEY, June 17 2020 - Greenpeace and five environmental and investor groups have lodged a complaint with the Prime Minister after the National Covid-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) falsely claimed to have consulted with them when no such discussions occurred.