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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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Land Clearing Submissions

What a great effort!  The Queensland Conservation Council community wrote 850 submissions to the Inquiry, demonstrating powerfully that Queenslander's want our native woodlands protected. And they are just the ones we know about... Continue reading

Time is runnng out to have your say on land clearing law reform

A Bill to amend Queensland’s land clearing laws was tabled in Parliament two weeks ago. There is now a short Inquiry process to examine the Bill, and submissions close soon (MIDDAY Thursday 22 March).  Click through for information on how to make a submission and make sure our new environmental protection laws are the strongest they can be. Continue reading

Reinstatement of a Waste Levy in Queensland welcomed by peak environment body

MEDIA RELEASE March 20, 2018:  Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) has welcomed statements from the Palaszczuk government that it will reinstate a Waste Levy in Queensland. The state had previously had a levy on waste, but this was removed by the Newman LNP government in 2012. Continue reading

Native wildlife, habitats and the Great Barrier Reef will be winners from stronger land clearing laws

MEDIA RELEASE:  March 8, 2018:   Peak group the Queensland Conservation Council has strongly welcomed the introduction today of a Bill into State Parliament to strengthen Queensland’s land clearing laws. Continue reading

Palaszczuk government should ignore ‘irresponsible land clearing cheer squad’ and deliver on commitments to protect wildlife

MEDIA RELEASE:  19 January 2016  Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council is urging the Palaszczuk government to get on with the job of re-strengthening Queensland’s land clearing laws as an urgent priority. Continue reading

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions data and climate policy review: disheartening greetings this festive season

MEDIA RELEASE: December 19, 2017  Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions data and climate policy review: disheartening greetings this festive season. Today, the Department of the Environment and Energy released delayed reports that tell the story of Australia’s weak climate action, including the Quarterly Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Climate Change Policy Review. Although the Greenhouse Gas Inventory is immersed in the Federal Government’s narrative of their “effective” climate policies, it cannot hide the fact that our emissions have risen for the third consecutive year. Continue reading