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Hon Dr Steven Miles MP, Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection, Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, is off to a flying start after the recent state election. A meeting with 24 state, national and regional conservation groups was held on 26 February 2015 to discuss a range of topics including …

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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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Wildlife Queensland President, Peter Ogilvie will present Tiaro & Mary River Turtle hatchling, appeal postcard-Photo © Tiaro & District Landcare Group District Landcare Group with a large cheque on 1 November 2014 in a symbolic hand over of the funds raised through the Society’s Mary River Turtle Appeal. Wildlife Queensland Secretary and two other members …

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A recent survey undertaken in the Springwood electorate by sitting Springwood electorate – Photo © www.queenslandlabor.org member, John Grant MP, indicates that the environment and its wildlife have returned to the top 5 or 6 matters of concern among young people. Wildlife Queensland is aware that “one swallow does not a summer make” but welcomes …

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Is the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area now safe? The draft Great Barrier Reef coral spire – Photo © Scott Sporleder Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan has been released. The draft document comprised of two components – the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and the Reef Trust – presents some positives. However, Wildlife Queensland …

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On 18 June 2014, the Senate referred the Abbott Government’s Australian biodiversity is in decline – Photo © Kenneth Pinto attacks on Australia’s environment for inquiry and report by the third sitting day in 2015. On 27 August 2014 the Senate extended the reporting date to the third last sitting day in June 2015. As …

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