Focus on tourism a smart move for northern Australia
31 May 16
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.
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.