Mine rehabilitation overhaul needed to avoid a massive toxic legacy

14 June 16

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.

Dodging the issue on the Great Barrier Reef

13 June 16

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.

Marine commitments are good news for Australia’s ocean life

09 June 16

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.

New approach to environment law needed to stop extinction crisis

07 June 16

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.

Lifelines offered for Australian wildlife

05 June 16

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.

Greens policy will help Australia prepare for future

01 June 16

The Greens’ policy on living with global warming will help Australia in a climate changed world, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today.

Focus on tourism a smart move for northern Australia

31 May 16

The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed Labor’s pledge to help northern Australia build sustainable tourism infrastructure and urged the Coalition to make a similar commitment for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

Environment scorecard: Coalition woeful, lags behind Labor and Greens

31 May 16

The Australian Conservation Foundation’s scorecard rating political parties’ environmental policies out of 100 points has given the Liberal/National coalition 11, Labor 53 and the Greens 77.