16 June 16

National legal protection to stop national parks being turned into paddocks or logging coupes

A ‘national park trigger’ in Australia’s environment law, as proposed today by Labor, would subject commercial proposals in national parks to stronger national oversight and would be a welcome improvement, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today.

15 June 16

ACF welcomes Cape York land tenure boost

$29.6 million increased funding commitment to continue to resolve Cape York’s land tenure

14 June 16

Pledge to review environment laws and fund environmental defenders welcome

The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed Labor’s promise to strengthen national environmental laws and re-fund Environmental Defenders Offices.

14 June 16

Mine rehabilitation overhaul needed to avoid a massive toxic legacy

A new report highlights systemic and structural failures in the regulation of mine closure and rehabilitation in Australia and recommends the federal government set up a national inquiry to avoid the fading mining boom leaving behind a massive toxic legacy.

13 June 16

Dodging the issue on the Great Barrier Reef

The Coalition’s pledge of $1 billion over 10 years – with funding taken from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s $10 billion special account – to improve water quality and support clean energy projects in the reef catchment region dodges the really big threat to the reef: climate change.

09 June 16

Marine commitments are good news for Australia’s ocean life

Australia’s comprehensive national network of marine reserves which was established in 2012 – then suspended by the Abbott Government in 2013 – will be reinstated in full if Labor wins next month’s federal election.

07 June 16

New approach to environment law needed to stop extinction crisis

Australia needs a new Environment Act that is designed to halt the extinction crisis and an independent authority to implement a strengthened national environment law, the Australian Conservation Foundation said.

05 June 16

Lifelines offered for Australian wildlife

The Greens’ wildlife policy, announced today on World Environment Day, would strengthen and nurture our country’s unique biodiversity, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today in welcoming the plan.