The CWA in NSW says No to waste-to-energy incinerators

STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin says the NSW Country Women’s Association has voted at its AGM to oppose waste-to-energy incinerators.

“The CWA has adopted a policy to advocate for the newly elected NSW Government to rescind its decision to establish waste-to energy incinerators and instead immediately introduce technology and waste reduction programs that use methods that minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

Ms Saffin said the Tabulam branch put the motion, which was one of several successful motions from the Far North Coast Group at the AGM in Bathurst this month.

“Other north coast policy positions adopted at the AGM included calling for telecommunications providers to maintain coverage to disaster impacted communities, for stronger legislation to protect koala habitat, and for ongoing resources for weed management plans.

“The CWA also supported the call from the Hume group for stricter regulation and cessation of online betting and mobile phone apps, particularly during TV sports coverage.

“Lismore Day Branch President, Aliison Kelly and Lismore Evening branch President, Kerry Harvey spoke at the AGM to thank members for their support for our region. The CWA donated $500,000 in flood relief last year.

“In the last Parliament I was active in establishing a Friends of the CWA group and I can report that we will be re-establishing the group in the new parliament. 

“As a CWA Member myself I am proud to be associated with this organisation of women that has such a strong record of pushing through changes that improve the lives of women and rural communities, and support the social good in general.”