Latest News - Queensland Conservation Council

‘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

Return of Shelburne Bay lands to Traditional Owners a huge win for Indigenous land justice and nature

MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release 15 December, 2016 [Photo credit: Kerry Trapnell]The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has congratulated the Wuthathi Traditional Owners of the Shelburne Bay, Cape York Peninsula on the formal return of their lands and islands.  Continue reading

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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