Lisa Cliff published Consultation on the Greater BEAN Proposal in QCC Member Events 2019-08-19 15:50:06 +1000
QCC will share our proposal for the Greater Brisbane Environment Advocacy Network (Greater BEAN) and how our conversations with environment groups and active individuals so far have shaped it.
We’ll also seek your feedback and input on the proposal and it's five core initiatives to build the foundations for a strong Greater BEAN that is influential in delivering positive change for the region.
Please RSVP to be sent a copy of the draft proposal and details on how to join the webinar.WHENSeptember 11, 2019 at 10:30amWHEREVideo Webinar
1 377 Montague Rd
West End, QLD 4101
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Lisa Cliff canceled rsvp for Greater-Brisbane Environment Advocacy Community Forum 2019-08-16 15:03:16 +1000
Join others from your community on Saturday 12 October from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for the final Greater Brisbane Forum of 2019!
This final forum is not to be missed as QCC will share our proposal for Greater Brisbane Environment Advocacy Network (Greater BEAN) initiatives we plan to get funding for in 2020. Your input to these initiatives will help shape the vision for how QCC will support the Greater BEAN to become a strong network!
As a result of our work together on the Greater Brisbane Project over the past 10 months, QCC has decided to get behind supporting the development of a network as we believe this could be the most effective way to move forward together.
The only way we can make the Greater BEAN strong enough to tackle the big issues facing the wildlife and places we love is to bring people like you together more often to share experience, skills and ideas so that we can collaborate on how we deliver strategic and coordinated actions that will win change.
“Unless we are a diverse group, the huge diversity of issues we are facing won’t be solved,” (anonymous forum participant, 2019).
If you haven’t yet added your voice, come along to the final forum - you'll be glad you did! We'll share how our conversations with fellow environmentalists so far have shaped our proposal for future coordinated advocacy through establishing a strong network, and we’ll engage your input on the core initiatives we think are important to build the network's foundation.
Be sure to register today so you don’t miss it!WHENOctober 12, 2019 at 10amWHEREto be confirmed
Brisbane, QLD 4117
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@Leese_rc tweeted link to Hands Off Our National Parks. 2018-10-31 22:23:35 +1000Sign the petition: Hands Off Our National Parks https://www.queenslandconservation.org.au/hands_off_our_national_parks_petition?recruiter_id=11949
Sign our petition to demand the Queensland Government say no to the privatisation and destruction of our National Parks.636 signaturesHinchinbrook Island, Whitsunday Island and Cooloola have been declared national parks because of their exceptional scientific, ecological, heritage and recreational values. Any changes to the land tenure of those national parks will lessen the protection of those exceptional values.Public opinion, actively demonstrated over decades, indicates that citizens believe that areas declared as National Parks form a vital part of the state's heritage for all to enjoy.We call upon Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Leeanne Enoch, to ensure that:
- The whole of Hinchinbrook Island, Whitsunday Island and Cooloola National Parks are retained as national park with no private development within them;
- The three national parks are properly managed so as to protect their exceptional values; and
- No private development is permitted within any of Queensland's national parks.
Lisa Cliff posted about Sign the Letter! on Facebook 2018-02-13 15:43:06 +1000I'm calling on our government to protect our wildlife and take action on land clearing. Please join me!
Add your voice to our letter calling on our political leaders to take action on Land Clearing!
Dear Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Since laws, policies and enforcement processes were substantially weakened in 2012 and 2013, Queensland’s land clearing rates have risen dramatically to levels not seen for more than a decade. Clearing is out of control again in Queensland.
Clearing has a major impact on native wildlife and threatened species which depend on woodlands for habitat. Clearing is also bad for the Great Barrier Reef, waterways, and the climate. State land clearing legislation, planning legislation, enforcement policies and monitoring processes all need to be strengthened and used to achieve a new level of protection from clearing threats.
I welcomed the introduction of the Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 into Parliament. Now that the Parliamentary Committee examining the Bill has completed its Inquiry, we look forward to our land clearing laws being strengthened as a matter of urgency.
While I support the main thrust of the Bill, I also believe it needs to be improved before being passed. I fully endorse:
- scrapping so-called ‘high value agriculture’ as a relevant clearing purpose, introduced by the Newman government;
I urge you and your government to ensure these provisions are passed, but I would also like to see:
The government must also make sure additional protection for koalas, other threatened species and their habitats is achieved.
I recognise the Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 represents an important milestone in Queensland’s land clearing law reform. While the Bill alone will not fully address Queensland’s land clearing crisis, it is a significant step forward and I believe it will make a big difference.
Over time, Queensland needs to ensure its land clearing laws bring down clearing rates, and deliver permanent protection for all old-growth native woodlands and forests, and permanent protection of all other high conservation value native woodlands and forests in the state.
It is time for much stronger land clearing laws in Queensland. Please make sure this happens to help protect our native woodlands, and native wildlife.
(Your name here)Endorse
Stand with us in calling on the Palaszczuk government to stop the clearing of koala habitat in Southeast Queensland.
An expert panel report has shown that past efforts to protect the koala, which is Queensland’s official animal emblem, have failed. Up to 80% of the koala population in Southeast Queensland has been lost in just 20 years due to destruction of woodland habitat, traffic issues and domestic dog attacks
The koala now faces the prospect of extinction in the wild in Southeast Queensland.
The State Government needs to take urgent action and immediately:
- implement a moratorium on any clearing in south-east Queensland
- declare the koala ‘Endangered’ in south-east Queensland
- prioritise koala and habitat protection in new planning rules
Send a clear message that more needs to be done urgently to protect our state emblem.
Sign the petition below.2,241 signaturesAdd signature