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Return of Cape York traditional land a historic land justice and conservation point in space and time

MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release: 17 May 2017 Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has congratulated the Wuthathi, Northern Kaanju and KuKu Y’au Traditional Owners on the formal return of their traditional land on Cape York’s north eastern region, an area formerly known as ‘Bromley’. Continue reading

 Report of Abbot Point coal port sediment release requires a strong response and a review of licences

MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release: 3 May 2017 Report of Abbot Point coal port sediment release requires a strong response and a review of licences Peak state environment group Queensland Conservation Council has expressed deep concern on news that the Adani Abbot Point Bulkcoal facility has itself admitted releasing heavily sediment-contaminated water during Tropical Cyclone Debbie. It is unclear whether the water and sediment reached the marine environment, part of the GBR World Heritage Area. Continue reading

Huge renewables hub for Gladstone would be a strong positive sign of energy transition in Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release: 21 April 2017 Peak state environment group the Queensland Conservation Council and regional member group Gladstone Conservation Council have both strongly welcomed the prospect of a massive renewables hub for Gladstone, a town currently powered by coal. Continue reading

Empowering NQ women for the Environment

In a culture where we are often focused on limitations, 'Empowering NQ women for the Environment' on Magnetic Island was an event that celebrated the incredible capacity of generations of NQ women standing up boldly for the environment. Continue reading

Clearing rainforest habitat for dog shelter totally unacceptable

MEDIA RELEASE for 22-23 March 2017 Peak state environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has slammed what its understands to be a proposal from Douglas Shire Council in Far North Queensland to acquire and clear intact tropical rainforest for an animal shelter. Continue reading

Interim Report on failing koala protection fails to deliver

MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release: 10 March 2017 The release of an Interim Report from the Southeast Queensland Koala Expert Panel has failed to deliver any hope for the State’s faunal emblem, according to the Queensland Conservation Council. Continue reading

‘State of the environment’ is poor and failing Government Report shows, with Queensland land clearing still a big problem

MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release: 7 March 2017 The release of the latest national ‘State of the Environment’ Report today shows that our environment is in poor shape with failing health especially in Queensland, according to the Queensland Conservation Council. Continue reading

Great Barrier Reef’s bleak bleached future being ignored by the Federal Coal-alition

 MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release: 23 February, 2017 Peak state environment group, the Queensland Conservation Council, is dismayed that Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has wasted the opportunity to meet with reef and climate scientists, and State and Territory Ministers in Cairns, to discuss action on climate change. Continue reading

Empowering NQ Women for the Environment

Apply to participate here Queensland Conservation Council and North Queensland Conservation Council are happy to share that we have received funding to run a special event for the 2017 Queensland Women’s Week. This event is to facilitate the empowerment of North Queensland women for the environment. We will be facilitating a series of conversations reflecting and celebrating women’s role in the environment in North Queensland through storytelling. We will also be developing women’s networks, and providing workshops in building resilience, building confidence and building leadership. Continue reading

Emotional heat and light on renewables Trumping an informed energy debate

MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release: 13 February, 2017 Peak conservation group Queensland Conservation Council has called for an urgent injection of rational discussion on climate action, rather than continuing with the emotional heat and light around renewables that we have seen rekindled in Queensland and nationally.  Continue reading