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New Report Promotes Economic Transition Away from Coal

1 December 2015 Today the Queensland Conservation Council and the Just Transitions Queensland Group released a report that outlines the economic policies needed to support a gradual and fair economic transition out of the coal industry. The report highlights that opportunities to transition from unsustainable coal mining to prosperous communities with employment will not materialise […]

Jobs After Coal: a Just Transition for Queensland

The Jobs After Coal report and policy recommendations have been prepared by Ahri Tallon and a diversity of contributors on behalf of the Queensland Conservation Council and It is based on the New Zealand Jobs After Coal report prepared by the Coal Action Network Aotearoa. The report outlines the contribution of coal to the Queensland […]

Scorecard: Planning bills not up to scratch

November 13, 2015 A new scorecard for Queensland reveals proposed new planning laws would be worse for the Queensland community and the environment than the planning laws in place under the Bligh government in 2012. The scorecard, prepared by Environmental Defenders Office Qld (EDO Qld) and Queensland Conservation Council (QCC), comes after Deputy Premier and […]

Community Alliance calls for more time to consider new planning laws

14 October 2015 Environment and community groups are calling on Minister for Planning, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad to extend the consultation period for the government’s draft planning bills, saying the community has not had time to properly consider the proposed new laws. The Deputy Premier released a package of three planning bills and five supporting […]

Environment, reef and climate lose out against big coal

15 October 2015 Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) today expressed outrage that the Federal Minister for Environment Greg Hunt once again sided with the mining industry and re-approved the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin, in Central Queensland. QCC Coordinator Nichola Hungerford said today, “The environment has lost against big coal. Minister Hunt has still […]