18 July 16

ACF welcomes new Environment Minister

The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed Josh Frydenberg as the new Minister for Environment and Energy.

06 July 16

Queensland government must protect rivers from intrusive instream mining

In-stream mining – using heavy machinery to dig up river beds and adjacent alluvial stream banks – must be outlawed in Queensland, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today.

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28 June 16

Where the parties stand on climate, rivers, forests and wildlife

ACF releases final election scorecard.

20 June 16

Cities focus is welcome, but don’t raid clean energy coffers to fund it

The Prime Minister’s focus on making cities greener and more efficient is welcome, but funding for the initiative should be additional, not taken from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s purse, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today.

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.