Students for an EPA

Danika, Ava, Poppy, Phoebe and Lauren want an EPA that protects our beautiful marine life

See what JCU students at February 2023's O-Week Market Day had to say about the role an independent EPA could play in Queensland...

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Why We Need An EPA

The words "Queensland has a lot worth protecting. We need an EPA" in front of foliage on Yunbenun

Queensland has a rich natural legacy - an abundance of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Sadly, we’re also a state that has historically fallen well short when it comes to protecting that natural legacy for future generations.

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The Pitch: Qld Environment Symposium

A tweet captures some lines from the pitch alongside a photo of Crystal addressing an audience at the Queensland Environment Symposium

At the inaugural Queensland Environment Symposium in December 2022, NQCC Coordinator Crystal Falknau presented a three-minute pitch about the collaborative campaign for an independent EPA for Queensland to environmental leaders from across the state.

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An Election Commitment

In the lead up to the 2020 Queensland election, we were thrilled to see a commitment from Queensland Labor to "investigate and consult on the establishment of an independent Environmental Protection Agency which other states have to protect our environment, create jobs, and support economic growth." 

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No New Oil or Gas in Channel Country!

Lake Eyre

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Basin in Queensland's Channel Country has been threatened by oil and gas exploration, with roads disrupting the seasonal flow of water along the iconic flat landscape. This week, Premier Steven Miles announced that his government would ban new oil and gas developments in the Channel Country

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Submission to the Animal Management Act: Cats and Dogs

Dogs chase waterbirds in a creek

In August 2023, the Queensland Government consulted on proposed changes to the Animal Management Act (Cats and Dogs) 2008. While the purpose of these changes was to introduce tougher penalties to owners of dogs that attack people, some in the conservation movement took this opportunity to highlight the threat that uncontrolled dogs pose to native wildlife. 

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Submission to Upper Burdekin Wind Farm Public Environment Report

Upper Burdekin wind farm impression

In April 2023, NQCC made a submission to the Public Environment Report for Gawara Baya (previously known as the Upper Burdekin Wind Farm). 

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Submission to State Code 23: Wind Farm Development

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2018/19 Annual Report

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Week of Action

Action at the Big Townsville Sign

This December, NQCC joined with Move Beyond Coal to carry out three colourful demonstrations around Townsville, as part of a national Week of Action. Supporters braved heatwave conditions to tell Labor we deserve better!

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