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Australia’s network of Commonwealth marine reserves is under review by the Abbott Government putting at risk the adequate protection of these environments and their biodiversity established by the previous Labor Government. Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve – Photo © www.environment.gov.au In 2012 the Labor Federal Government established Australia’s network of Commonwealth marine reserves – the …

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Join Wildlife Queensland’s campaign for a Wildlife Queensland has taken over the QCC campaign to ban and restrict single-use plastic bags in Queensland. We want to see a ban put in place and this election is the opportunity to get all political parties to make that commitment. Wildlife Queensland is calling for all seven political …

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The environmental policies espoused by the Australian Greens are well documented. While not currently represented in the Queensland Parliament the party’s performance in the Federal Parliament clearly demonstrates that they practice what they preach. Significant issues for the Greens include: Action on climate change The Greens recognise climate change as the biggest threat to our …

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Broadly speaking, the Campbell Newman Government’s attitude towards the environment during the party’s first term has been disastrous. While some positive actions did occur these were greatly outweighed by retrograde amendments to legislation and regulation that negatively impacted Queensland’s wildlife. At a recent meeting, the current Environment Minister, Andrew Powell, was asked to provide Wildlife …

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Though it is early days Labor has already shown a clear intention to attempt to reverse the damage suffered by the environment and its wildlife over the past 3 years: Enhanced protection of the Great Barrier Reef A Queensland Labor government will ban the sea dumping of capital dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef …

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