31 May 16

Environment scorecard: Coalition woeful, lags behind Labor and Greens

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.

27 May 16

All parties should confirm commitment to successful Indigenous Rangers program

The Australian Conservation Foundation has warmly welcomed Labor’s commitment to double the number of Indigenous Rangers to 1,550 by 2020-21 and urged other parties to match this goal.

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24 May 16

Labor policy to close shale fracking loophole will protect water

Labor has promised to close a loophole that allowed shale gas fracking to escape federal oversight, the Australian Conservation Foundation said in welcoming the policy.

17 May 16

Queensland’s tree-clearing laws must be strengthened

Leading environment groups will today reiterate the need for stronger vegetation protection laws in Queensland to protect endangered species, ecosystems and the Great Barrier Reef.

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.

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.