CCC’s achievements 2021-2022

What a year of turmoil and conservation success” Our amazing coordinators, Coral and Katlin, along with the talented management committee and our wonderful members have really made CCC a ‘voice for the environment’ over the last year. Here is a summary of just some of the activities and achievements:

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Climate news – March 2022

Climate change is a hot topic across Australia, Queensland and our local area this month. We’ve had fires, floods, severe storms, heatwaves and coral bleaching.  If you have found this climate change update useful, you might also like to follow our new Climate Action Central Queensland Facebook page for up-to-date climate information, events and actions!

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Reef funding won’t save the reef from climate change

Today, the Federal Government announced an additional $1 billion towards improving water quality, reef management and research for the Great Barrier Reef. More than half of the funding will go towards improving water quality through improving land condition and reducing sediment, nutrient and pesticide run-off, with substantial funds also for Crown of Thorns control, reef…

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Australia is on its way to net zero

CCC Media Release, 26 October 2021 Capricorn Conservation Council has welcomed the long-awaited news that Australia will commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the detail on how this will be achieved are scant, insufficient and are really nothing more than business as usual . Dr Coral Rowston, Capricorn Conservation Council’s Coordinator…

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Clive Palmer’s coal mine decision is delayed again

Minister Sussan Ley will soon make her ruling on Clive Palmer’ proposed Central Queensland Coal project Courier Mail, 14 August 2021 With more than 400 new coal mining jobs hanging in the balance, Senator Pauline Hanson applied the pressure and she got a result. Darryn Nufer August 14, 2021 – 4:00AM Federal Environment Minister Sussan…

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Why do we need another coal mine that threatens CQ’s wetlands and reefs?

Capricorn Conservation Council is extremely disappointed in today’s decision by the State government to allow Clive Palmer’s Central Queensland Coal Project (CQC) to proceed to the next level of assessment despite it posing a serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef and nationally protected wetlands. The Coordinator of the Capricorn Conservation Council, Dr Coral Rowston,…

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