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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

Environmental bonds no substitute for stronger land clearing laws

MEDIA RELEASE:  November 13, 2017 Environmental bonds no substitute for stronger land clearing laws Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has poured cold water on today’s announcement of a proposed small program of ‘environmental benefits bonds’ by Liberal National Party.  Continue reading

Labor renews cleaner energy commitment as it seeks power

MEDIA RELEASE:  November 12, 2017 Labor renews cleaner energy commitment as it seeks power Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has welcomed Labor’s renewed commitment to a cleaner energy future for Queensland, saying today’s announcement by Premier Palaszczuk and Energy Minister Mark Bailey consolidates the government’s pathway to 50% renewable energy by 2030, and offers new opportunities to build on that. Continue reading

LNP tree policy does not add up

MEDIA RELEASE:  November 12, 2017 LNP tree policy does not add up, new ad highlights land clearing reality Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has expressed incredulity at the Liberal National Party’s latest policy release, which talks about planting 3 million trees over several years while its land clearing policy allows ten times this number of trees to be destroyed each year. Continue reading

Coming clean on energy, costs and renewable power

MEDIA RELEASE  November 5, 2017:   Coming clean on energy, costs and renewable power   Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has expressed concern about LNP Leader Tim Nicholls’ announcement today that he will scrap Queensland’s 50% renewable energy target.  Instead, the LNP will continue to back a new coal power station in North Queensland, because they claim it will be cheaper. Continue reading