Environment scorecard: Coalition woeful, lags behind Labor and Greens

31 May 16

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.

All parties should confirm commitment to successful Indigenous Rangers program

27 May 16

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.

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.