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Stradbroke Island Sandmining

  A report on last nights ABC 7.30 Report revealed confidential documents obtained by the ABC showed that the State Government intended to change legislation to allow sand mining at the Enterprise mine to continue beyond its current closure date of 2019. This apparently had been done without consultation with the Quandamooka people, who have native title over the area in question. The peak environmental groups have put out a media release strongly condemning the State Governments position.

‘Places You Love’ Campaign

PLACES YOU LOVE CAMPAIGN- URGENT ACTION NEEDED   7TH JUNE 2013 Give the Federal Government the power to protect our national parks Our national parks protect some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, and provide critical habitat for our unique native plants and wildlife – many of them threatened. National parks are a central part of our work to conserve nature and biodiversity in Australia. Unfortunately right now, many state governments including Queensland are pushing to open up our national parks for cattle grazing, logging, tourist development, mining and other destructive practices for...

Protect the Pumicestone Passage Petition

THE TAKE ACTION FOR PUMICESTONE PASSAGE (TAPP) GROUP are concerned that the Pumicestone Passage is being damaged by over-use for recreational purposes. They are concerned that with the region's increasing population, and more planned for the future, the need to use the passage will increase even further. The Pumicestone Passage is a fragile, beautiful, unique area, with a variety of habitat and wildlife protected by Environmental Legislation, including international treaties. There are important fish breeding areas which sustain species used by both...

Obi Obi Zipline

OBI OBI ZIPLINE PROPOSAL FOR THE KONDALILLA NATIONAL PARK SCEC was invited to participate in the famil to view first-hand a zipline  operation in Tasmania . The following feedback was provided to the steering committee. Note: SCEC's participation in no way indicated support or endorsement of the proposal. It was  a 'fact-finding' mission to gain a better understanding of this activity to enable an informed position. SCEC FEEDBACK ON THE HOLLYBANK ZIPLINE EXPERIENCE – LAUNCESTON 26-28 May 2013 The opportunity to experience the zip line at Hollybank first-hand was appreciated. I consciously approached the famil without any particular pre-conceived idea of the operation. It was...

e-Bulletin 5th July 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   5th July 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   Wildlife Volunteers Association call for volunteers..   WILVOS are always there for our orphaned and injured Australian native wildlife, in an area spanning from Caboolture to Gympie, and out to Kingaroy and beyond.  WILVOS's 24/7 hotline (54416200) is manned by a group of dedicated volunteers, but with the extreme weather of late, domestic animal attacks and urban sprawl, they are now in need more.Training is given along with backup support  to all their phone roster volunteers. If you...

Fight for the Reef Campaign

FIGHT FOR THE REEF CAMPAIGN 7TH JUNE 2013 The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. But it is under threat from the most widespread, rapid and damaging set of industrial developments in Queensland’s history. The Queensland Government is fast-tracking mega port developments, dredging and dumping of millions of tonnes of seabed and rock, and encouraging a shipping superhighway. What is the Queensland Government actually doing to the Reef? The Queensland Government has been watering down environmental protection and fast-tracking approvals for ports and LNG plants along the...