01 January 16

We worked with governments to return precious water to the rivers of the Murray-Darling

For over a decade, local groups, the ACF community and people who cared, campaigned for legislation to leave enough water in our rivers to keep them, and us, healthy.

01 January 16

We stopped mining in Antarctica

ACF's campaign to protect Antarctica from mining in the late 1980s is regarded as one of the greatest conservation-related victories Australia has ever seen.

01 January 16

We won World Heritage listing and Marine Park status for the Great Barrier Reef

When oil companies proposed plans to mine the reef in the 1960s, ACF was there to stop them in their tracks. In 1969, we made history when we kickstarted a Royal Commission and saved the reef from oil drilling.

01 January 16

Working with farmers, we pioneered the national Landcare movement

Landcare – a now thriving network of volunteers across the country – is the epitome of everything we care about: our communities and our homes.

01 January 16

We won World Heritage listing for Kakadu National Park

Together, we helped secure national park status for Kakadu and, standing with Traditional Owners, we halted plans for a new uranium mine at Jabiluka.

01 January 16

With our allies, we stopped the proposal to dam the Franklin River

The campaign to stop the dam on the Franklin River in Tasmania created a very different type of environment movement – one powered by everyday people – and evolved into a social and political force that started green political parties and inspired people all over the world.

01 January 16

We stood with the Mirarr people to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine

Led by Mirarr senior Traditional Owner Yvonne Margarula, ACF joined with other national and Northern Territory environment groups in a campaign to stop the proposed Jabiluka uranium mine

01 January 16

We seeded the idea that became the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation

We campaign for governments and businesses to make economic decisions that support life, not damage it. ACF played a powerful role in the creation of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) – a government body dedicated to investing in clean energy projects.

01 January 16

We took the government to court to stop Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

Like the fight to save the Franklin, challenging Adani’s Carmichael coal mine was a huge moment in the history of protecting Australia’s environment.