Latest News - Queensland Conservation Council

Sensible water reforms squeeze through challenging Queensland Parliament

MEDIA RELEASE 10 November, 2016 The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has welcomed the passing of water reform legislation in state Parliament overnight, while noting ongoing concerns about how major mining projects will be granted access to water. Continue reading

Submission to Qld Renewable Energy Expert Panel re renewable energy target for Queensland

Queensland Conservation Council made a brief submission to the Queensland Renewable Energy Expert Panel, in response to its Draft Report ‘Credible pathways to a 50% renewable energy target for Queensland’. Continue reading

Submission on protection of the koala in southeast Queensland and review of current koala interventions

Queensland Conservation Council is deeply concerned about the plight of the koala in the southeast part of Queensland, recognising the species has experienced a dramatic collapse in population in recent years, and likely faces eventual extinction in the wild in the region. Continue reading

Groups want explanation from Queensland Premier about Adani project declaration

Read our media release on the letter to the Premier about declaring components of the Adani Combined Project ‘critical infrastructure’.

Letter to Premier Palaszczuk re Adani project critical infrastructure declaration

A letter authorised and/or signed by a wide range of organisations and individuals has been sent to Queensland Premier Palaszczuk, expressing dismay at her government’s decision to declare components of the Adani Combined Project as ‘critical infrastructure’. Continue reading

Have your say on protecting SE Queensland’s koalas - complete survey or write a submission

The Queensland Conservation Council is deeply concerned about the plight of the koala in the southeast part of Queensland, recognising the species has experienced a dramatic collapse in population in recent years, and likely faces eventual extinction in the wild in the region. Continue reading

Expert Panel report indicates Queensland renewable energy target is achievable

MEDIA RELEASE 12 October, 2016 The Queensland Conservation Council has welcomed the release of the draft report from the Queensland Renewable Energy Expert Panel this morning. The report indicates that the Queensland Labor target of 50% renewable energy by 2030 is achievable, and lays out several options for arriving at this outcome. Continue reading

Palaszczuk government should be fast tracking renewable energy, not coal projects

MEDIA RELEASE 10 October, 2016 The Queensland Conservation Council has this morning expressed dismay that the Queensland state government has signalled it will be actively facilitating Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine in Central Queensland. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham has invoked special powers in an attempt to progress the controversial Carmichael coal and rail project. The combined mine, rail and associated water infrastructure have now been declared ‘critical infrastructure’. This is the first time since the late 2000s that this has happened. Continue reading

Submission to the Inquiry into the Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

QCC made a brief submission on the Agriculture and Environment Committee of Queensland Parliament regarding the Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (referred to as the ‘EPOLA Bill’). Continue reading

Labor’s Queensland Renewable Energy Target can and must be way of the future

MEDIA RELEASE September 30, 2016 The Queensland Conservation Council has this morning expressed concerns that Queensland’s renewable energy target is being used as a political football, amid wild claims about renewable energy in the context of extreme weather events and power systems failures in South Australia. Continue reading