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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 […]

Community Objection Rights Finally Restored

Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) welcomed the introduction of legislation yesterday by the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham, that QLD would be restoring the rights of the community to object to mining proposals that have been evaluated by the Coordinator-General. QCC’s Coordinator Nichola Hungerford said, “We congratulate the Queensland Government on delivering […]

Climate Change – Adaptation not Mitigation – Queensland Budget

Adapting to climate change is good but where is the mitigation action? The Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) welcomes the Queensland’s Government commitment to climate change adaption in the Queensland Budget 2015-16 released today. Nichola Hungerford, QCC Coordinator said today, “The Local Government Coastal Adaptation Fund and the Queensland Climate Change Adaptation Strategy are important strategies […]

QCC to appear before House of Representatives Inquiry in Brisbane

Queensland Conservation Council will today appear before the House of Representatives Inquiry into the effectiveness of the Register of Environment Organisations, which enables listed organisations to offer tax deductibility for donations over $2.  “We are looking forward to the opportunity to highlight the valuable role of QCC and our member groups in working consistently for environmental protection […]

Call on Queensland Government to reject Acland Stage 3

Thursday 25 June 2015 Civil Society and environment groups call on QLD Government to reject Acland Stage 3 This week Queensland Conservation Council with over 20 civil society and environment organisations has sent an open letter to Queensland Parliamentarians urging them to say NO to Acland Coal Mine Stage 3. In an open letter released […]