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QLD government prioritises coal over farmland

Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) today expressed its disappointment that the Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 had been given its draft Environmental Authority over prime agriculture land in South East Queensland.   QCC Coordinator Nichola Hungerford said, “The Queensland Government continues to put its eggs into the coal basket that will only provide short-term jobs, while […]

ALP’s Environmental Credentials On the Line at State Conference

Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) will be closely watching this weekend’s ALP State Conference for signs Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk is moving to implement the environmental promises made by the Labor Party in the run-up to the January election. In office, the LNP government abolished critical environmental legislation including the Coastal Plan, the Wild Rivers Act and […]

Quandamooka Festival Biodiversity Forum – Showcasing Minjerribah’s Natural Assets…Respectfully

Quandamooka Festival Biodiversity Forum  – Showcasing Minjerribah’s Natural Assets…Respectfully Saturday, 15 August 2015; 1:30pm – 4:00pm The Community Learning Centre, Dunwich*   Minjeeribah/North Stradbroke Island has a rich diversity of native plants and animals and is surrounded by a marine wonderland. The island is a stronghold for many species and habitats that are now rare on […]

Vale Felicity Wishart – Queensland’s Leading Environmentalist

The Queensland Conservation Council and Queensland environment groups are in mourning for Felicity ‘Flic’ Wishart, a former Coordinator of QCC and long term leader in the Queensland environment movement. Felicity unexpectedly died in her sleep on Sunday night.   Felicity Wishart was the Coordinator at Queensland Conservation Council from 2000 to 2004. She was a […]