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Leaks shows Labor wants to give water access to big coal

News today that Labor is ready to backflip on key legislation that should protect water resources in Queensland has deeply disappointed the Queensland Conservation Council. QCC’s Coordinator Nichola Hungerford said, “Labor is on the record for stating that the LNP laws on water were a disgrace, with this latest information, it sounds like they are […]

Queensland coast at risk from beach erosion and flooding

  A new study in Nature Geoscience has found that the impacts of global warming will exacerbate coastal erosion and flooding. The impacts could be worse than currently predicted based on sea level rise alone. Queensland Conservation Council’s spokesperson, Kirsten Macey said, “For Queensland, this research is of upmost importance because the majority of our […]

Cashed up coal company should cover coal trains

News that New Hope Coal have a $1.1 billion cash pile to buy more coal mines has outraged South-East Queenslanders, who are wondering why coal trains moving through their communities don’t have covered wagons. Queensland Conservation Council’s spokesperson Kirsten Macey is now asking New Hope Coal to put covers on their coal trains as they […]

Planning should protect people and the environment, not developers

Draft planning laws released for public consultation today by Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad include a number of improvements on the LNP’s draft planning bills, but still do not provide sufficient transparency and certainty for residents or anyone concerned about the protection of Queensland’s unique natural environment, according […]

Queenslanders not allowed to see coal projects offset strategy

Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) today expressed deep concern about the flawed Environmental Impact Statement for the China Stone Coal Project, a project of MacMines Austasia in the Galilee Basin. “The proponent has failed to provide the Biodiversity Offset Strategy for the project, claiming the information is “Commercial in Confidence – Not for Public Release”, said […]