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.

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01 June 16

Greens policy will help Australia prepare for future

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

31 May 16

Focus on tourism a smart move for northern Australia

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.

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.

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.