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Milestone day for climate action receives mixed support from Queensland LNP

The Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) today celebrates a monumental day for climate action in Queensland with the passing of two legislations to lock into law Queensland’s 75 per cent emission reduction target and 80 per cent renewable energy target.

The peak conservation group welcomes the LNP Opposition’s public support for the emissions targets, but is concerned that they voted against the Bill to legislate Queensland’s renewable energy targets.

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New measures to improve renewable rollout welcomed

Funding from the Queensland Government to improve the environmental and social outcomes of renewable energy have today been welcomed by the Queensland Conservation Council.

The $5.5 million funding package will go towards facilitating solar panel recycling as well as guiding better practice in the renewable energy sector.

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Toondah turtles and dugongs’ escape from dredging signals protected areas off-limits to developers

In a win for turtles, dugongs, dolphins and shorebirds, conservation groups welcome the long-awaited announcement from Minister Plibersek that she intends to reject Walker Corp’s development project at Toondah Harbour.

Rejecting the development will save from destruction mangrove and mudflat wetlands that are listed as internationally significant for humans, plants and animals under the Ramsar Convention, and sends a message that protected areas like this should be off-limits to developers.

All eyes now turn to Minister Plibersek for a final decision after public consultation. The decision occurs against the backdrop of a need for strong nature positive laws under the revision of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act that work better for both the environment and business, and protect Australia’s unique animals and plants.

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Regional communities to have greater say in Qld renewables roll out

The Queensland Conservation Council welcomes the Queensland Government's release of the Renewable Energy Zone Roadmap as a leap toward better outcomes for regional communities through the energy transformation.

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Joint deforestation investigation exposes broken national environment law

A joint investigation by three of Australia's leading environmental organisations has uncovered multiple instances of large-scale deforestation which were not referred to the federal government for approval.

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Queenslanders still not seeing the full benefits of renewable energy on their power bills

Queensland Conservation Council today welcomes the stabilisation of prices in the 2024-25 Australian Energy Regulators Default Market Offer.

"This year, customers on the default market offer in Queensland will face increases of up to 2.7 per cent. This is a far cry from last year where Queensland consumers faced price hikes of 20 per cent," said QCC's Energy Strategist Clare Silcock.

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New analysis reveals shocking track record of federal nature law that favours coal mines over koalas

L-R: Natalie Frost, Nature Campaigner at Queensland Conservation Council; Hannah Schuch, Queensland Campaigns Manager at The Wilderness Society

Queensland nature groups have joined together to call on the Albanese Government to deliver strong nature laws by the end of this year as new analysis reveals close to 90% of projects in Queensland have been approved under federal nature laws since their inception.

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Queensland LNP splinters from Feds, rules out nuclear

L-R: Sam O'Connor, Queensland Shadow Environment Minister; Dave Copeman, QCC Director

The Queensland Opposition has distanced themselves from their federal counterparts by ruling out nuclear power for the state, a move that has been welcomed by the Queensland Conservation Council.

Yesterday at the Queensland Environment Round Table, Sam O'Connor, Queensland's Shadow Environment Minister, publicly guaranteed that nuclear will not be a part of the State LNP's energy transformation plan, citing that the cost just doesn't stack up.

Mr O'Connor also raised doubts about communities' willingness to accept nuclear reactors in their local area.

Dave Copeman, Director of the Queensland Conservation Council, said: 

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Sunny news for Queensland's renters

The Queensland Conservation Council today welcomes the state Liberal National Party's announcement of a solar for renters program.

The Supercharged Solar for Renters plan will provide grants of up to $3,500 toward the installation of solar panels on rental homes.

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New battery strategy to power up clean Queensland manufacturing

The Queensland Conservation Council today welcomes the launch of the Queensland Government's $570 million Queensland Battery Industry Strategy as a step towards realising Queensland's significant clean manufacturing potential.

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