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Today sees the release of a landmark report highlighting the impacts of the Queensland Government’s Flying Fox Roost Management laws. Half of all flying fox species in Queensland are listed as threatened species, but the current laws allow for potentially harmful dispersals and disruptions to roosts with no environmental assessments at all.

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Changes are afoot

The Commonwealth Government is considering rewriting the protections afforded to our most at-risk species by proposing to replace almost 200 recovery plans for threatened species or ecological communities with conservation advice.

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Qld is single-use plastic free

After years of campaigning, today is the end of times for single-use plastic items – including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates, bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers – which are all banned in Queensland from 1 September 2021.

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Please add your voice to Wildlife Queensland’s submission on Discussion Paper: Implementing a lightweight plastic shopping bag ban in Queensland. Our collective feedback on how and when the ban should be implemented is vital to the health of our state and its wildlife!

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The Queensland Government has released a planning document: Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland. This document purports to deliver vision for Queensland in Toward Q2: What should Queensland be like in 2020? 2020 based on 5 aims for the State: Strong; Green; Smart; Healthy; and Fair. The Queensland Government has outlined 2 targets for each theme and …

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Under Construction The information for submissions is being updated, so please check back here soon. Thank you.

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Listed below is a selection of recent submissions and articles reflecting on the views of Wildlife Queensland and our role in protecting our environment. 2012 Submission on the Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project EIS – June 2012 Decision on the Connors Dam and Moranbah to Alpha pipeline projects – May 2012 Nathan Dam back on …

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What is the current situation on North Stradbroke Island regarding sand and mining? In 2011 the Bligh Labor government enacted special North Stradbroke IslandPhoto © Bill Stickers legislation – The North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 – to end all heavy mineral mining on the island in 2019 and to end the silica …

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The swing of the penudulum: Vegetation Management Framework Bill At a recent address to the Queensland Rural Press Club, Hon Andrew Cripps M.P., Minister for Natural Resources and Mines stated ‘The previous Labor Government had allowed Photo ©Wildlife Queensland the pendulum to swing too far towards extreme green policies…’ and this was the justification for …

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National Parks under the Boot The assault on nature conservation in Queensland Why has the Newman Government chosen to comprehensively neutralise nature conservation and its associated legislation in Queensland, particularly in relation to national parks? There doesn’t appear to be any political imperative, as is the case in NSW where a party with the balance …

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