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2016 Federal Election: Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Pollution

Queensland Conservation Council is calling for strong action to reduce greenhouse pollution this election. A strong and prosperous Australia depends on a healthy environment and a stable climate. The Queensland Conservation Council believes that a cleaner, safer, better future is possible for all Australians. We know that global warming is real and the impacts are already […]

Autonomous Vehicles and the Environment

16 June 2016 Blogpost by Neil Brown There has been significant activity in the media lately regarding autonomous vehicles and their impact on transport needs, and the subsequent impact on the road network and society overall. Less attention has been paid to how these developments will affect the environment. Cars are one of the largest contributors […]

QCC welcomes funding announced for environmental protection in QLD State Budget

14 June 2016 Queensland Conservation Council today welcomed the announcements made by Treasurer Pitt in today’s State Budget providing additional funding for environmental protection in Queensland. QCC’s spokesperson Kirsten Macey, said, “This budget is a step in the right direction to keep Queensland’s beautiful natural environment protected for future generations”. “Today’s budget has allocated new […]

QCC’s pre-budget submission 2016

Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) has released its pre-Budget submission for the Queensland 2016-17 Budget.  In this submission we present a number of recommendations that, if implemented, could begin the process of decoupling Queensland’s economic growth from its greenhouse emissions. We also note other environmental election commitments that require new funding for their implementation. This pre-budget submission […]

QCC welcomes ‘Chain of Responsibility’ bill that makes polluters pay for clean up

22 April 2016 Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) today welcomes the introduction of legislation that will make polluters pay for environmental rehabilitation. Kirsten Macey, Climate Campaigner at QCC said this new bill means that the Queensland taxpayer will no longer have to foot the bill to fix the environmental damage left by big mining companies. “This bill will mean […]

Australia signs Paris Agreement but keeps digging coal

22 April 2016 If Australia doesn’t stop digging and burning coal then today’s signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in New York is just a lot of hot air. Queensland Conservation Council Climate Campaigner Kirsten Macey said, “Not only must Australia now ratify the Paris Agreement but they must now take strong, ambitious action to […]

No more delays to Murray-Darling Basin Plan

21 April 2016 A coalition of eighteen environment, Indigenous and community groups has called on State and Commonwealth governments to rule out delaying or weakening environmental water recovery targets in the Murray-Darling Basin. The call comes ahead of Friday’s meeting of State and Commonwealth Water Ministers, their last meeting before a decision in June to […]

QCC Statement on National Air Pollution Data

Monday 18 April 2016 Today the Queensland Conservation Council has expressed grave concern about the recent release of the National Air Pollution data showing continued increase in air pollution across Queensland. “It’s clear that not only is coal a major cause of global warming but one of the top contributors to air pollution. We need to […]