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Turnbull govt subsidising of Adani mine rail will mean more coal, less coral

MEDIA RELEASE for 5 December, 2016 Turnbull govt subsidising of Adani mine rail will mean more coal, less coral The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has strongly criticised the Federal government for considering a concessional loan to Adani, to support construction of a rail line for its proposed Carmichael mega […]

Queensland bags the prize for plastic carrier ban

MEDIA RELEASE 25 November, 2016 Queensland bags the prize for plastic carrier ban The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has strongly welcomed the announcement by Queensland Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles MP that the state government will phase out single-use plastic bags across Queensland by 2018. The commitment today indicates […]

2016 Annual Report for Queensland Conservation Council

Here is our Annual Report for the past year. Thanks to all our wonderful member groups, supporters and donors, and thanks as well to our energetic and supportive Executive (Management Committee) for all their hard work. If you would like a higher resolution version of the Annual Report (8 MB) please let us know and […]

Plastic bag ban another step closer but issue needs to be wrapped up

MEDIA RELEASE 21 November, 2016 Plastic bag ban another step closer but issue needs to be wrapped up The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has welcomed the announcement by Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls MP that the LNP will back a phasing out single-use plastic bags across Queensland. The LNP’s commitment […]

Submission to Qld Renewable Energy Expert Panel re renewable energy target for Queensland

Queensland Conservation Council made a brief submission to the Queensland Renewable Energy Expert Panel, in response to its Draft Report ‘Credible pathways to a 50% renewable energy target for Queensland’. We see renewable energy as a crucial part of avoiding damaging climate change and transforming the Queensland economy to a post-carbon future. We are generally […]

Sensible water reforms squeeze through challenging Queensland Parliament

MEDIA RELEASE 10 November, 2016 Sensible water reforms squeeze through challenging Queensland Parliament The peak state body for conservation groups, the Queensland Conservation Council, has welcomed the passing of water reform legislation in state Parliament overnight, while noting ongoing concerns about how major mining projects will be granted access to water. Environment Minister Dr Steven […]

Letter to Premier Palaszczuk re Adani project critical infrastructure declaration

A letter authorised and/or signed by a wide range of organisations and individuals has been sent to Queensland Premier Palaszczuk, expressing dismay at her government’s decision to declare components of the Adani Combined Project as ‘critical infrastructure’. The signatories are urging the Queensland government to focus on genuine climate change action and create thousands of […]

Submission to the Inquiry into the Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

QCC made a brief submission on the Agriculture and Environment Committee of Queensland Parliament regarding the Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (referred to as the ‘EPOLA Bill’). We made a series of recommendations, including blocking the establishment of a statutory right for resource projects to take groundwater without a […]