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NSW Parliament requests Supreme Court, NSW Law Society and Sydney University to review all-male speaking panels

This morning the NSW Legislative Council unanimously adopted the following resolution calling on the state's leading legal institutions to review the use of all male speaking panels and consider the "Speakers Pledge" program that would see at least 40% female speakers at conferences and events.

The motion stated:

1. That this House notes that:

HISTORIC AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN NSW GOVERNMENT AND NATIONAL INSTITUTE MATERIALS SCIENCE - JAPAN

The NSW Government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the prestigious National Institute of Materials Science in Japan which will allow greater collaboration between NIMS and the research institutes in NSW.

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COALITION CONSERVES NATURE CONSERVATION TRUST

A Coalition Government will provide $3 million to continue the work of the Nature Conservation Trust, and expand the market for private nature conservation land, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Catherine Cusack announced today.

COALITION FUNDING FOR DEVIL-ARK

Shadow Minister for the Environment, Catherine Cusack, today toured the Australian Reptile Park with Liberal Candidate for Gosford, Chris Holstein and Shadow Minister for the Central Coast, Chris Hartcher, and announced funding for the world-renowned Devil Ark program.

COALITION TO SECURE “BAMBARA” FUTURE

Shadow Minister for the Environment, Catherine Cusack, today visited the Central Coast and joined Liberal Candidate for Gosford, Chris Holstein, to announce that an NSW Liberals & Nationals Government would appoint an independent mediator to negotiate the voluntary acquisition of environmentally and culturally sensitive land along Bambara Road at Kariong.

LIBERALS TO PROPERLY PROTECT CRANEBROOK SITE

The NSW Liberals will upgrade the former Air Services Australia site at Cranebrook to a Nature Reserve, according to Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, Catherine Cusack, Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres and Liberal candidate for Londonderry Bart Bassett.

 LIBS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO HELP FARMERS PROTECT ORCHARDS

A NSW Liberals & Nationals Government would boost protection to local farmers from orchard destruction Shadow Minister for the Environment Catherine Cusack, Liberal Member for Hawkesbury Ray Williams and Liberal Candidate for Londonderry Bart Bassett announced today.

FRESH AIR FOR RUTHERFORD UNDER A NSW LIBERALS & NATIONALS GOVERNMENT

A NSW Liberals & Nationals Government would spend $400,000 to trace and tackle Rutherford's odour problem, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Catherine Cusack and Liberal candidate for Maitland Robyn Parker announced today.