16 May 16

Polls show voters demand election action on global warming: volunteers take it to the streets to talk climate

Environment groups representing more than 1.5 million Australians will be campaigning together this election in an unprecedented coordinated effort, calling for all candidates and parties to have strong policies to address global warming and transition to clean energy.

11 May 16

Palaszczuk government acts to protect Queensland’s national parks

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.

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09 May 16

What a waste: nuclear Royal Commission dumps on South Australia

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.

06 May 16

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

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.

04 May 16

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

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.

04 May 16

Environment groups reject inquiry report into charitable status

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.

03 May 16

Landmark climate change case begins in Federal Court today

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.

03 May 16

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

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