13 June 16

Dodging the issue on the Great Barrier Reef

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.

09 June 16

Marine commitments are good news for Australia’s ocean life

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.

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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.

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.