Labor policy to close shale fracking loophole will protect water
24 May 16
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.
Queensland’s tree-clearing laws must be strengthened
17 May 16
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.
Polls show voters demand election action on global warming: volunteers take it to the streets to talk climate
16 May 16
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.
Palaszczuk government acts to protect Queensland’s national parks
11 May 16
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.
What a waste: nuclear Royal Commission dumps on South Australia
09 May 16
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.
Cape York Ghost Bat joins threatened list as government considers new mine
06 May 16
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.