North Queensland Conservation Council

We are the voice for the environment in North Queensland. We advocate on regional environmental issues, representing the area roughly bounded by Bowen, Cardwell, the Coral Sea and the Northern Territory border.

Our mission is to influence, educate and inspire our North Queensland community to achieve an ecologically sustainable society.

You can learn all about our work on this website, in our latest Annual Report, or by contacting us directly. If you would like to support what we do, you could join as a member, donate, volunteer, attend our events or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. We are a registered Australian charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

We hope you can join with us to strengthen the environment movement in beautiful North Queensland. 

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    Paperbark July 2020

    Welcome to July's Paperbark! Read on for some of the environmental news highlights of the month before plunging into NQCC's exciting news and events...

    After some delay, Independent Reviewer Graeme Samuel has released the EPBC Act Review Interim Report. The report finds severe deficiencies in the department's processes, and recommends an "independent cop" to oversee our national environmental laws. However this recommendation has already been rejected by the Federal Government, because who wants independent oversight?. Meanwhile, a university student from Melbourne has sued the Australian Government for not disclosing the financial risks of climate change. 

    The Queensland Community Alliance (QCA) has announced their "Maroonprint" for Queensland's COVID-19 recovery, with environmental conservation playing a significant role. This month also saw our State Government move to ban single-use plastic and commit $10 million in funding for priority environmental projects in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

    Meanwhile, here in NQ, Collinsville's proposed coal-fired power station continues to make headlines and flying foxes are being removed from their roost in Charters Towers using controversial methods. 

    In this edition:

    • NQCC News:
      • Hells Gates Dam and Burdekin River Campaign Update
      • State Election Campaign: info session coming up!
      • Volunteers wanted!
      • Membership drive update
      • The Story of Plastic: backyard screening
      • Green Drinks (Fri 14 August)
    • Member of the Month
    • Other News and Opportunities:
      • Solar Citizens new Townsville shopfront
      • Don't tax the sun!
      • Townsville Yellow Crazy Ant Taskforce 
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  • Upcoming events

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Online event

    Election Info For Members

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    Queensland's State Election is scheduled for 31 October 2020 and we see this as an opportunity to highlight some of the major environmental issues in our region while offering effective and achievable solutions. 

    It is important that our you (our members) are familiar with our campaigns so that our messages are echoed throughout our community. You are invited to an exclusive members only virtual information session to learn all about our 2020 State Election Campaign from our Campaigns Manager, Simon Cheers.

    Join us from the comfort of your own home from 6.30-7.30pm on Wednesday the 12th of August.

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