Latest News - Queensland Conservation Council

Turnbull govt subsidising of Adani mine rail will mean more coal, less coral

MEDIA RELEASE for 5 December, 2016 The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has strongly criticised the Federal government for considering a concessional loan to Adani, to support construction of a rail line for its proposed Carmichael mega coal mine.   Continue reading

Queensland bags the prize for plastic carrier ban

MEDIA RELEASE 25 November, 2016 The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has strongly welcomed the announcement by Queensland Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles MP that the state government will phase out single-use plastic bags across Queensland by 2018. Continue reading

Plastic bag ban another step closer but issue needs to be wrapped up

MEDIA RELEASE 21 November, 2016 Plastic bag ban another step closer but issue needs to be wrapped up The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has welcomed the announcement by Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls MP that the LNP will back a phasing out single-use plastic bags across Queensland. Continue reading

2016 Annual Report for Queensland Conservation Council

Here is our Annual Report for the past year. Thanks to all our wonderful member groups, supporters and donors, and thanks as well to our energetic and supportive Executive (Management Committee) for all their hard work.  Continue reading

Sensible water reforms squeeze through challenging Queensland Parliament

MEDIA RELEASE 10 November, 2016 The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has welcomed the passing of water reform legislation in state Parliament overnight, while noting ongoing concerns about how major mining projects will be granted access to water. Continue reading

Submission to Qld Renewable Energy Expert Panel re renewable energy target for Queensland

Queensland Conservation Council made a brief submission to the Queensland Renewable Energy Expert Panel, in response to its Draft Report ‘Credible pathways to a 50% renewable energy target for Queensland’. Continue reading

Submission on protection of the koala in southeast Queensland and review of current koala interventions

Queensland Conservation Council is deeply concerned about the plight of the koala in the southeast part of Queensland, recognising the species has experienced a dramatic collapse in population in recent years, and likely faces eventual extinction in the wild in the region. Continue reading

Groups want explanation from Queensland Premier about Adani project declaration

Read our media release on the letter to the Premier about declaring components of the Adani Combined Project ‘critical infrastructure’.

Letter to Premier Palaszczuk re Adani project critical infrastructure declaration

A letter authorised and/or signed by a wide range of organisations and individuals has been sent to Queensland Premier Palaszczuk, expressing dismay at her government’s decision to declare components of the Adani Combined Project as ‘critical infrastructure’. Continue reading

Have your say on protecting SE Queensland’s koalas - complete survey or write a submission

The Queensland Conservation Council is deeply concerned about the plight of the koala in the southeast part of Queensland, recognising the species has experienced a dramatic collapse in population in recent years, and likely faces eventual extinction in the wild in the region. Continue reading