Palaszczuk government acts to protect Queensland’s national parks

11 May 16

The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed the Palaszczuk government’s restoration of Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act, which will protect national parks from inappropriate uses, including grazing.

What a waste: nuclear Royal Commission dumps on South Australia

09 May 16

A plan to store high level international nuclear waste in South Australia is dangerous and divisive and could turn remote SA into a permanent radioactive waste zone, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today.

Cape York Ghost Bat joins threatened list as government considers new mine

06 May 16

Yesterday's listing of the Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas) as vulnerable to extinction comes as the Queensland Government considers a proposal to mine rare habitat on Cape York Peninsula that would further threaten this species, the Australian Conservation Foundation warned today.

End of Kakadu uranium era brings old threats, new challenges and new hope

04 May 16

The Australian Conservation Foundation and the Mineral Policy Institute have welcomed further moves towards the end of the uranium industry in Kakadu and called for confirmation that no underground mining plans will be pursued ahead of Energy Resources of Australia’s (ERA) annual meeting in Darwin today.

Environment groups reject inquiry report into charitable status

04 May 16

Key Australian environment groups today called on the Federal Environment Minister, Mr Greg Hunt, to reject recommendations of a report of an inquiry into the charitable status of environment groups.

Landmark climate change case begins in Federal Court today

03 May 16

The Australian Conservation Foundation’s challenge to Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine begins in the Federal Court today.

Turnbull’s first Budget continues the environmental neglect of his predecessor

03 May 16

In his first budget, Malcolm Turnbull has chosen the interests of big polluters over those of the community, the Australian Conservation Foundation said.

Carpe diem! Government moves to control notorious fish

01 May 16

The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed the announcement by ministers Barnaby Joyce and Christopher Pyne of funding to prepare for the release of a carp-specific herpes virus in the Murray-Darling Basin to control the notorious feral fish.