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  • Take Action On Landclearing

    Every second in Queensland, a tree is bulldozed and a native animal dies as a consequence of land clearing. This has to stop. But we need your help to make this happen.

  • Water Dragon chilling out in Springbrook

    Water Dragons are common in riparian habits across South-East Queensland. Often spotted in inner-city suburbs they have remained resilient through the modification of their natural habitat.

  • Lake Boorangoora(Mackenzie)-K'Gari, Gari(Fraser Island)

    Lake McKenzie covers over 150 hectares and sits approx 100 metres above sea level. Due to the white silica that make up its sandy shores the water is so pure it is unsuitable for many species.

  • Humpback whales off the coast of Hervey Bay.

    Humpbacks became protected globally in 1965 following a dramatic decline in populations due to whaling. Numbers have slowly begun recovering but we need to protect coastal waters to ensure their future.

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PROTECT | CONSERVE | SUSTAIN

As the states peak non-government environment group since 1969 we coordinate within the conservation sector in Queensland to be a voice for the environment. Our mission is to protect, conserve and sustain Queensland’s unique natural environment, making sure that our wildlife, rivers and landscapes continue to thrive for future generations.

Queensland Conservation Council
1 / 377 Montague Road. West End, QLD 4101
(07) 3846 7833

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    Let’s not waste energy on waste-to-energy

    MEDIA RELEASE: September 20, 2018 – Peak conservation group, the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) is calling on the Palaszczuk government to continue support for real clean energy, like solar and wind, that will deliver on the state’s 50% renewable energy by 2030 target and put us on track for the zero-net emissions future we need. “QCC is disappointed by attempts of the Queensland Government to package waste incineration as renewable energy,” said QCC climate change policy officer Lisa Cliff.
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    QLD threatened species crisis

    MEDIA RELEASE: September 13, 2018 - On the back of a national Senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis, this week Queensland saw a leaked report from the Department of Environment and Science that showed 955 threatened species are without protection due to inadequate funding, poor departmental coordination, a lack of critical habitat declarations and a reliance on weak federal government environmental protection instruments such as the EPBC Act. QCC would like to highlight the critical role that an engaged community of environmental non-government organisations, such as those in Queensland, play in holding decision-makers to account. Australia is in the midst of a steep slide towards an extinction crisis due to climate change, land clearing, rampant urban development and an over-investment in fossil fuel industries. 
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    Queensland can have reliable, cheap electricity and climate action too

    Another massive week in climate news Research released by the ANU this week backs up the findings of QCC’s recent report - that Queensland, along with the rest of Australia, can be a renewable energy superpower by capitalising on the environmental and socioeconomic benefits that a well-managed transition to renewables will bring. ANU’s report suggests that Australia’s renewable energy industry can deliver 50% of household and business energy needs by 2025. The rapidly falling costs economics of renewable energy in Australia mean that we can have a reliable electricity supply, lower power prices and action on climate change too.
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    Palaszczuk announces energising plans for a just transition

    MEDIA RELEASE: August 30, 2018 – Peak conservation group, the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) has welcomed today’s announcement from the Palaszczuk government that they will deliver on their election commitment to support publicly owned renewable generation assets in Queensland under CleanCo.
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    Joint statement on QLDs Protected Areas

    Queensland’s status as leader in wildlife-diversity at risk, say environment groups Queensland’s leading environment groups have warned that Queensland’s status as themost wildlife-rich state in Australia is now seriously at risk, and immediate action is needed to grow and better manage the state’s protected areas.  
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    Painting the town green to celebrate World Environment Day

    MEDIA RELEASE: June 5, 2018 - Painting the town green to celebrate World Environment Day Peak conservation body the Queensland Conservation Council will be raising awareness of World Environment Day today (Tuesday 5th June) by organising a green lighting-up of some of Brisbane City’s bridges and places.
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    Experts’ Report shows koalas in SEQ need urgent, serious response

    MEDIA RELEASE for 4 May, 2018 - Peak group Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) has welcomed the release of the final report from the Koala Expert Panel, and the Palaszczuk government’s proposed responses.
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    Vital Queensland land clearing laws restrengthened at last by Labor

    MEDIA RELEASE: May 3, 2018 - Peak group, the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) has expressed its delight at the strengthening of Queensland’s land clearing laws, and congratulated the Palaszczuk government on the passing of its amendment legislation tonight in state Parliament.
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    Ag Lobby-backed video is deceptive and misleading

    MEDIA RELEASE: April 30, 2018 - Peak group, the Queensland Conservation Council has today called out the agricultural lobby on its latest video, part of its campaign to oppose proposed legislative changes to Queensland’s land clearing laws.
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    Qld Parliament should now make land clearing Bill stronger, then pass it

    MEDIA RELEASE: April 23, 2018  Peak group, the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) has welcomed release of a Parliamentary Inquiry report, which recommends Parliament support proposed legislative changes to Queensland’s land clearing laws.
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