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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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Wildlife Queensland has previously been involved in many conservation issues across Australia. Here is an archive of some of those past issues. Details of more recent issues can be found here. 2009 The future of Australia’s biodiversity – April 2009 The future of South-East Queensland: Have your say – March 2009 Toward Q2 – Tomorrow’s …

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When your children ask you, ‘What did you do to save the koala?’ what will you say? The koala is likely to become extinct in South-East What will you do to save the SEQ koala?Photo © Doreen Payne Queensland unless the State government and local authorities act now. A major cause of this devastating slide …

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The Queensland Government has started a process to reform the Vegetation Management Act to protect some types of regrowth vegetation. Land clearing in Queensland.Photo © Murray Darling Basin Authority If Queensland law protected endangered regrowth vegetation from clearing, what would be the result? Protecting essential regrowth would turn around the fortunes of our hundreds of …

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The Queensland election will be held on 21 March 2009. If you want the best for the environment, who should you vote for? Vote 1 for the environment on 21 March 2009 UPDATE: find out how the major political parties prioritise the environment in our 2009 Queensland Election Priorities Scorecard What’s important? Worried that there …

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The Queensland Government has asked for public comment on the Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031. Why make a submission? What do you want to see in SEQ’s future? The South East Queensland Regional Plan determines the future of SEQ: what is developed and what is not; which habitat is saved and which is …

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The federal government realises the current fragmented approach to managing Australia’s biodiversity is not working and it’s time for a new strategy. A draft federal strategy plan has been created that recognises the importance of Australia’s biodiversity (or biological diversity) and the urgent need to reverse its decline. Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: 2010–2020, Consultation Draft …

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The Wandoan Coal Project, if it goes ahead, will cover approximately 32 000ha west of Wandoan, and comprise an Xstrata coal has removed close to 50 000t of coal from a sample pit at Wandoan for coal testing.Photo © MRM 2008 open-cut coal mine, a coal handling and preparation plant, and related facilities such as …

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Redland Shire koalas need our support to protect their habitat from urban development. Redland Shire Council wants to develop bushland in koala population areas despite evidence that habitat loss is a major cause of plummeting koala populations in the shire. Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch want to stop them. This is not just a local issue. …

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Platypus are air-breathing mammals that must come to the surface at least every five minutes. This means that they are susceptible to drowning if they are caught in a trap underwater. Yabby trap contents include decayingplatypus and turtle remainsPhoto © Alastair Freeman Reports are being received by Wildlife Queensland of platypuses found dead in yabby …

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