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The Queensland Government is forcing south-east Queensland local authorities into irreversibly committing large tracts of land to development – a move that will push ecosystems to the point of collapse – in order to accommodate a million more residents. Wildlife Queensland wants people to approach their State representative, the Queensland Government ministers responsible and their …

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A federal Senate inquiry has been announced into water supply issues in south-east Queensland, including the proposed Traveston Dam on the Mary River and raising the dam wall at Borumba Dam. The inquiry has been instigated by concerned federal politicians. In addition, the Traveston Dam project is now a controlled action under the Commonwealth Environment …

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The NSW Environment Minister announced in late Febuary 2007 that a massive conservation corridor labelled the ‘Alps to Atherton’ would be established along the eastern edge of Australia. Wildlife Queensland says……This worthwhile project fits with WPSQ’s policies on Conservation of Biodiversity, and National Park Management and our Protecting our Bushland campaign. WPSQ has advocated the …

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The Queensland Government is due to decide whether the Wenlock River in Cape York Peninsula should be declared a The Wenlock River, Cape York.Photo © Glenn Walker Wild River. The Wenlock River system is one of the original 19 rivers slated for declaration by the Queensland Government in 2004. What you can do Make a …

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Water supply – especially when it includes dams in South-East Queensland – is a ‘dam’ difficult issue for everyone. Wildlife Queensland is preparing a policy paper to state the Are dams the answer? Where will we source our water in the future?Photo © Jason Anderson Society’s position on water supply and water use in Queensland. …

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Queensland Conservation (formerly the Queensland Conservation Council) and the Wilderness Society have launched a postcard and Parliamentary e-petition campaign to lobby for the protection of all wild rivers in Queensland. The campaign is in response to the draft Wild Rivers Act tabled by the Queensland Government in February 2004 that proposes to list and protect …

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