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    Development of Shale Oil in Queensland
    There are a number of companies in Queensland investing in alternative fuels projects that could lead to Queensland becoming a major producer of non-conventional oil to meet national demand and for export. Queensland contains 94 per cent of Australia’s known oil shale resources. There are potential environmental concerns related to development of shale oil, including: very large-scale mining in

    Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008
    The Bill amends the Environmental Protection Act 1994, Dangerous Goods Safety Management Act 2001, Integrated Planning Act 1997, and Nature Conservation Act 1992. The Bill moves into the Environmental Protection Act the current offence provisions in the Environmental Protection Regulation 1998, the Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 1997 and the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 1997 rela

    The Koala Population in South East Queensland
    Cabinet considered a submission regarding the koala population in South East Queensland. The Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2006 and Management Program 2006-2016, known as the ‘Koala Plan’, commenced on 2 October 2006 to protect the koala throughout its range in Queensland and to stop the decline and recover the South East Queensland population. However, recent studies indicate that

    Policy for Biodiversity Offsets
    The Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy (QGEOP) commenced on 1 July 2008. It provides a consistent framework for the use of environmental offsets (i.e. positive actions to compensate for unavoidable negative environmental impacts resulting from an activity or a development) where the Queensland Government is a decision-maker or leads the assessment of impacts on environmental values

    Greenhouse Gas Storage Bill 2008
    The main purpose of the Greenhouse Gas Storage Bill 2008 is to provide the tenure framework to administer the process called greenhouse gas geological storage, also called greenhouse gas storage (GHG storage) or geosequestration. The tenure framework will be the cornerstone for all greenhouse gas storage projects planned for Queensland. It provides for the granting of authorities to explore for

    Government Response to Koala Taskforce Report
    The Premier and the Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation announced in August 2008 that there was a crisis in koala numbers in South-east Queensland (SEQ), primarily in the urban footprint of the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2005 - 2026 (SEQ Regional Plan). The Premier also announced the formation of a specialised Koala Taskforce to investigate and report on this issue

    Revocation of certain areas of the Protected Area Estate
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the largest day-to-day land manager in Queensland, with over 1,000 protected areas and State forests covering more than 11 million hectares under its control. The areas that are the subject of this submission are currently being used, or are proposed to be used, for purposes that are inconsistent with the management principles set out in the Nature Con

    Environ Protection (Air) Policy 2008 and Environ Protection (Noise) Policy 2008
    The Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 1997 and the Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 1997 are the main legislative instruments for managing air and acoustic quality in Queensland. The Policies are subordinate legislation under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. The proposed Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2008 and the Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 2008 identify the va

    Environmental Protection Regulation 2008
    The Environmental Protection Regulation 1998 is a mechanism for achieving the object of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, which is to protect the environment while providing for ecologically sustainable development. The 1998 Regulation was due to expire on 31 August 2008 but has been extended to allow the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 to commence on 1 January 2009. The new Regulat

    Great Barrier Reef Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA)
    The Emerald Agreement provides the current basis for arrangements between the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments concerning the management of the Great Barrier Reef and was signed on 14 June 1979. The proposed IGA will incorporate or replace all current Emerald Agreement documents. The Ministerial Council may add, remove and amend schedules to the proposed agreement, with the exception of Sc

    Review of the Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan 2008
    The current Moreton Bay Marine Park zoning plan, which has been reviewed prior to expiry, protects 0.5 percent of the marine park in marine national parks or no take “green zones”. A consultation draft zoning plan was released in December 2007, proposing protection of 15% of Moreton Bay in marine national park “green zones”. The EPA held six public information sessions in communities adjacent to

    Issues Paper for the Review of the Qld Govt climate change strategy
    The Queensland Government is reviewing, updating and consolidating its ClimateSmart 2050: Queensland climate change strategy 2007 - a low carbon future (ClimateSmart 2050) and Queensland’s ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12: An action plan for managing the impacts of climate change (ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12). The Issues Paper includes questions which will focus community and stakeholder feedba

    Fitzroy River Basin
    Following major local flooding in January 2008, a number of coal mines in the Fitzroy River Basin were flooded. Several mines, including the Ensham coal mine, applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval to discharge mine affected flood waters. In mid-2008 water monitoring indicated that salinity was increasing in waterways, dams and weirs downstream of the Ensham discharge.

    Green Army
    Cabinet – April 2009 Queensland Government endorsement of the Green Army implementation Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development The global financial crisis has resulted in a rapid deterioration in world growth. The consequence of slowed economic growth in Queensland is a predicted rise in unemployment in 2009-10 to well over 6%. To increase job creation efforts targe

    Pacific Adventurer Oil Spill
    At approximately 3:15am on Wednesday 11 March 2009, the container ship Pacific Adventurer lost 31 containers each containing 19.5 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, about seven nautical miles east of Cape Moreton. The falling containers ruptured the ship’s fuel tanks, causing it to leak approximately 270 tonnes of heavy fuel oil, which subsequently impacted southern Queensland shorelines. Maritime Safe

    The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan
    The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan) launched in 2003 was a 10-year joint Australian and Queensland government commitment to halting and reversing the decline in water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. Its objectives were to reduce pollutants such as sediments, nutrients and pesticides in waterways flowing to the Reef and to rehabilitate and conserve areas of the catchm

    Wild Dogs
    In 2008 the Premier engaged Mr Peter Kenny to undertake a review of the Queensland Wild Dog Strategy and the Memorandum of Understanding for the management of wild dogs inside the wild dog barrier and check fences. The 22 recommendations arising from this review have now been considered by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. The Department supports or supports in p

    Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009
    The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 is Queensland’s primary legislative instrument for managing water quality, and is subordinate legislation under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 delivers the object of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 in relation to Queensland waters. The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 (EPP (W

    Private Investment in tourism infrastructure
    Tourism on Queensland’s protected areas is an important contributor to Queensland’s economy. Tourism opportunities in semi-permanent low impact eco-tourism infrastructure on and adjacent to Queensland’s protected areas will be offered while retaining State ownership. Strict sustainability guidelines will ensure minimal impact on the surrounding environment and proponents will be required to dem

    Tourism in Protected Areas
    Tourism on Queensland’s protected areas is an important contributor to Queensland’s economy. Providing a system of management that enables the development of a sustainable nature-based tourism industry and ensures minimal impact on the unique natural values of our protected areas are fundamental objectives of the Tourism in Protected Areas policy. This policy also creates a more secure and busine

    Commonwealth - Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
    The Commonwealth Government is in the process of implementing a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that will provide opportunities for landholders (both freehold and leasehold), with vegetation that is eligible under the rules of the schemes, to enter carbon markets and to generate revenue, offset greenhouse gas emissions, and provide environmental ben

    Queensland Coastal Plan
    A review of the State Coastal Management Plan (2002) was completed in May 2009 in accordance with the requirements of the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 (Coastal Act). The review of the 2002 plan and associated legislative framework for coastal protection and management found that significant revision of the State Coastal Management Plan was required. The findings of the review are

    Great Barrier Reef Protection Amendment Bill 2009
    The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is an outstanding World Heritage site contributing 63,000 jobs and nearly $6 billion annually to the State economy, mainly from tourism. Agriculture in the GBR catchment, primarily cattle grazing and cane farming, is the major source of nutrients, sediment and pesticide run off to the Reef lagoon; the primary drivers of long term decline in Reef health. In October 200

    Release of the Regulatory Impact Statement to amend the Recreation Areas Management Regulation 2007
    In July 2008 the Minister released the Strategic Directions for Cooloola Paper which outlined the Government's long-term vision to protect the Cooloola coast region’s unique ecosystem while maintaining public access to one of Queensland’s most popular recreation areas. Among other things, the Strategic Directions Paper proposed an amendment to the Recreation Areas Management Regulation 2007 to cre

    Final Regional Plans developed under the Blueprint for the Bush initiative
    The Central West, South West and Maranoa-Balonne Regional Plans (the plans) aim to build sustainable, liveable and prosperous regions for the next 20 years. The key outcome for each region is to strengthen and diversify economic activities in the region. The plans are prepared under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 and are the first regional plans to be prepared in western Queensland. The Central

    Draft State Planning Policy - Air Noise and Hazardous Materials
    The Queensland Government is considering introducing a State Planning Policy (SPP) under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (replaced by the Sustainable Planning Act 2009). The draft State Planning Policy (SPP): Air, Noise and Hazardous Materials would apply throughout the State of Queensland. If the draft SPP were to become a State Planning Policy, it would influence those land use planning and d

    Environmental Protection and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2009
    The Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy (QGEOP) establishes a framework for using environmental offsets in Queensland. It provides principles and guidelines for applying and developing more detailed specific-issue offsets policies for important environmental values such as vegetation and fish habitat. Under QGEOP, environmental impacts from development must first be avoided and

    Qld Timber Plantations Strategy
    The Queensland Timber Plantations Strategy (QTPS) is a commitment under the Queensland Government’s 2007 ClimateSmart 2050 Strategy and the 2009 ClimateQ: Toward a Greener Queensland document. The QTSP is a whole-of-government strategy designed to articulate and deliver on the Queensland Government’s policy objective of encouraging new private investment in commercial (large scale) timber plantati

    Senate FADTR Committee Inquiry - Torres Strait
    In 2009, the Senate made a referral to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for an inquiry and report on the ‘administration and management of matters relating to Australia’s northern air, sea and land approaches in the region of the Torres Strait’ (the Inquiry). Information for the Inquiry was sought primarily from those agencies which are part of the Queensland Torres Strait

    Implementing the Koala Response Strategy
    In December 2008 Cabinet endorsed the Koala Response Strategy which commits the Queensland Government to ensuring a net gain in koala habitat in south east Queensland by 2020 and to implement a range of further measures to reverse declines in koala populations in the region. In July 2009 the new SEQ Regional Plan identified 14 koala populations and committed the Queensland Government to ensure the

    Vegetation Mgt Amendment Bill 2009
    The Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 implements regrowth vegetation protection to protect endangered regrowth vegetation and landscapes that badly need trees to perform their ecological function and address the tree clearing impacting on the Great Barrier Reef. It also makes a number of reforms to streamline and improve the administration of vegetation management in

    Draft Biodiversity Strategy for Queensland
    Queensland has some unique ecosystems that support a range of species, almost half of which are found nowhere else in the world. Hosting such a wealth of natural diversity creates a responsibility to conserve this natural heritage for the sake of generations to come. Queensland’s biodiversity also helps to support the state’s economy with tourism, commercial fishing and a range of recreational

    Amendments Recreation Areas Mgt Reg 2007 to declare Cooloola Recreation Area
    In July 2009 the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability released a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) which explored the options available for managing the Cooloola area including requirements for and costs of vehicle access permits. Revenue from the fees will be applied to managing visitor impacts, funding necessary visitor facilities, such as barbeques, showers, toilets and campgrounds a

    Outdoor Recreation and Greenspace Strategy
    The Queensland Greenspace Strategy (QGS) delivers on the Government’s Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland State-wide target of protecting 50 per cent more land for nature conservation and public recreation by 2020 in line with the strategic directions and vision for our State. The Strategy will primarily focus on policies to expand non-protected area greenspace where public accessibility and use

    Wetlands State Planning Policy Package
    In 2009, the Queensland Government made an election commitment to protect freshwater wetlands of high ecological significance within Great Barrier Reef catchments (GBR HES wetlands). The government also committed to protecting GBR wetlands under the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan). This package contains two primary components—amendments to regulations to make high impact earthworks

    North Stradbroke Island Vision
    In 2009 the Department of Environment and Resource Management and the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation commenced preparation of a plan for North Stradbroke Island that addressed a transition strategy to phase out mining and resolve native title through mediation so as to enable appropriate land allocation and national park dedication. Cabinet approved the North Stradbr

    Queensland Electric Vehicle Roadmap
    Electric vehicles (EVs) are internationally recognised as an important emerging technology for reducing road transport emissions, improving domestic energy security and supporting clean-tech industry development. The arrival of EVs presents a number of issues and opportunities for Queensland including: Environmental impacts of EVs; Impacts to Energy Generation and Electricity Transmission and Dist

    Wild Rivers - Wenlock Basin Wild Rivers Declaration
    In December 2008, the Government released the Wenlock Basin Wild River Declaration Proposal. The Wenlock River exhibits water flows, water quality, sediments transport processes and ecosystems in near-pristine condition. A wild river declaration details the criteria new development proposals must meet to ensure the protection of the river’s natural values. The declaration details the extent of t

    Draft SPP Protecting Wetlands of High Ecological Significance in Great Barrier Reef Catchments
    The draft State Planning Policy: Protection Wetlands of High Ecological Significance in Great Barrier Reef Catchments (SPP) seeks to ensure that development in or adjacent to wetlands of high ecological significance in Great Barrier Reef catchments is planned, designed, constructed and operated to prevent the loss or degradation of wetlands and their values; or enhances these values, in particular

    Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2010
    The Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 amends a range of legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management. This Bill introduces amendments that are consistent with the whole-of-government Regulatory Simplification Plan including amendments to the: Environmental Protection Act 1994 which will ensure industry does not pay fees for a r

    Qld Waste Reduction and Recycling Strategy 2010-2020
    Queensland’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Strategy 2010-2020 (the Strategy) provides a long-term strategic direction for waste management and resource recovery over the next 10 years. The goals of the Strategy are to: reduce waste; optimise recovery and recycling; and develop sustainable waste industries and sustainable jobs. To achieve the goals, the Strategy is supported by five key elements

    State Planning Policy Air Noise and Hazardous Materials
    The Queensland Government publicly released the draft State Planning Policy for Air, Noise and Hazardous Materials (SPP) for consultation in late 2009. The final SPP has been developed following the consultation period on the draft SPP. The SPP applies throughout the State of Queensland and seeks to ensure that local planning instruments protect the health, wellbeing, amenity and safety of commu

    State Planning Policy for Healthy Waters
    In August 2009, the Government released the draft State Planning Policy for Healthy Waters (the SPP) for public consultation. The SPP is made under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 and applies throughout the State of Queensland to new development for urban purposes. The SPP will influence those land use planning and development decisions that may individually or collectively affect water quali

    Reforming the Environ Protect Act - Reducing Greentape for Business
    The Queensland Government’s Smart Regulatory Reform Agenda aims to reduce the compliance burden to business and the administrative burden to government by $150 million each year by the end of 2013. The Department of Environment and Resource Management’s regulatory simplification plan includes the two year Reducing Greentape for Business project (Greentape Reduction project), announced in 2010 as p

    Response Indigenous Economic Development and Review of Wild Rivers Bill
    On 3 November 2010 the Honourable Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous asked the Parliament of Australia’s House of Representatives Economics Committee to inquire into and report on Indigenous economic development in Queensland including the issues surrounding the Queensland Government’s Wild Rivers Act 2005. The Terms of Reference for Committee cons

    Queensland Coastal Plan
    A review of the State Coastal Management Plan (2001) (SCMP) was completed in May 2009 in accordance with the requirements of the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 (Coastal Act). The review of the 2001 plan and associated legislative framework for coastal protection and management found that significant revision of the SCMP was required. The findings of the review are summarised in the Rep

    Carbon Farming Initiative
    There are strong long-term economic opportunities for Queensland’s rural landholders selling carbon credits from land-based actions that reduce or sequester carbon (land sector abatement). In August 2010, the Commonwealth Government committed to introduce the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) to provide a framework for the creation of tradeable credits for land sector abatement. In November 2010, th

    Qld Govt Energy and Carbon Reporting Framework
    The ClimateQ strategy is the most comprehensive climate change response of any state or territory, and builds on the early work delivered under the ClimateSmart 2050 and Climate Smart Adaptation Plan 2007-12, an Australian first on adaptation policy. The proposed approach for Queensland Government departments to report energy use and carbon emissions will extend the Queensland Government’s commitm

    North Stradbroke Island Sustainability Bill 2011
    In June 2010, the Premier and Minister for the Arts released the Government’s vision for a sustainable North Stradbroke Island. The vision includes the phasing out of mining and dedication of up to 80 percent of the island as protected area, to be jointly managed with the Traditional Owners of the region, by 2027. Over half of the island is to be protected area by the end of 2011. The Premier and

    Release of the State of the Environment Queensland 2011 Report
    The State of the Environment Queensland 2011 report has been prepared as a requirement of the Queensland Government under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995. The 2011 Report highlights the progress on actions developed in response to issues identified in previous reports (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007), as well as a range of new initiatives that h

    Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
    The Greentape Reduction project commenced in 2010 with the aim to reform the licensing application and assessment process under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 to reduce costs for industry and government, uphold environmental standards for the community, and overall improve service delivery outcomes. The project rebuilds the approval processes for environmental licensing under the Environme

    Nature Conservation Amend and Repeal Regulation No1 2013
    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has reviewed the governing legislation for marine mammals in Queensland – the Nature Conservation (Whales and Dolphins) Conservation Plan 1997 and the Nature Conservation (Dugong) Conservation Plan 1999. As a result of the review, the department has prepared new marine mammal legislation for Queensland, now consolidated within the Nature Conser

    Nature Conservation Amendment Bill 2013
    The Queensland Government is committed to improving access to national parks and other public lands, while ensuring that the protected area estate is managed in a manner appropriate to the values that it contains. The Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No.2) 2013 is the result of the second stage of the review of the Nature Conservation Act 1992, aimed at delivering on key

    Environmental Protection and Other Leg Amendment Regulation No1 2013
    The Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2013 (the Amendment Regulation) amends the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008, to give effect to the provisions of the Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (the Greentape Reduction Act), passed by Parliament on 31 July 2012. The Amendment Regulation includes pr

    Response Land Protection Legislation Flying fox Control Bill 2012
    The Member for Dalrymple, Mr Shane Knuth MP, introduced the Land Protection Legislation (Flying-fox Control) Amendment Bill 2012 as a Private Member’s Bill on 21 June 2012. The Bill amends the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 and the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to control the health risks posed by flying-foxes. The policy intent of these amendments is to empower a landow

    Reef Water Plan
    The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan), first established in 2003, seeks to ensure runoff of from broadscale agriculture has no detrimental impact on the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef by 2020. Reef Plan 2013 has been developed in close consultation with industry, regional natural resource management organisations, water quality scientists and conservations groups to

    Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 amends the Water Act 2000 to implement recommendations relating to levees from the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry’s Final Report. The Bill provides the legislative framework for a consistent approach to regulate the construction of new levees and modification of existing levees. The Bill also amends a number of Acts within the natu

    Nature Conservation Protected Plants Amendment Bill 2013
    The Nature Conservation (Protected Plants) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 amends the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Vegetation Management Act 1999. The Bill includes provisions to enable a reduction in unnecessary administrative and regulatory burden associated with the protected plants legislative framework and to streamline assessment processes whilst maintaining protection of t

    Contaminated Land Technical Services Regulatory Impact Statement
    A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared to assess the costs and benefits of options for the provision of technical expertise in contaminated land matters to inform regulatory decision making under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. The RIS includes the option to require the certification of contaminated land reports by an approved auditor prior to submission to the

    Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    The Bill amends the Biological Control Act 1987, the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995, the Environmental Offsets Act 2014, the Environmental Protection Act 1994, the Nature Conservation Act 1992, the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993. The Bill amends the Environmental Protection Act to require auditor certificati

    Nature Conservation Amendment and Repeal Regulation
    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has reviewed the protected plants legislative framework in Queensland. As a result of the review, the department has prepared new legislation governing protected plants in Queensland, with provisions primarily consolidated within the Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006, rather than being spread across multiple legislative

    Greenhouse gas emissions reduction target
    In February 2015, the Australian Government invited states and territories to input to its Taskforce on Australia’s post-2020 emissions reduction target. Australia’s commitment is to announce a post-2020 emissions reduction target as part of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) by mid-2015. The Queensland Government position to the Australian Government post-2020 greenhouse gas

    Great Barrier Reef election commitment
    The Great Barrier Reef is important to all Queenslanders and is the ongoing focus of significant domestic and international attention. The Queensland Government has demonstrated its commitment to reef protection and management by identifying it as a specific portfolio responsibility for the first time ever. The Queensland Government has made a number of important election commitments related to th

    Appointment Wet Tropics Management Authority
    The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area is managed under the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (the Queensland Act) and the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Conservation Act 1994. These Acts implement Australia’s international duty for the protection, conservation, presentation, rehabilitation and transmission to future generations of the World He

    December 2015 Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum
    The Queensland Government is working collaboratively with the Australian Government to progress protecting the Great Barrier Reef. This has included coming together at the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum to discuss key issues such as the implementation of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050 Plan) that was jointly released by both governments in March 2015. The Queensland G

    State Development and Public Works Organisation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    The State Development and Public Works Organisation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) implements the government’s election commitment to restore community objection rights removed by the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 under the former government. The Bill repeals section 47D of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (SDPWO Act).

    Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project
    Expansion of the Port of Abbot Point is critical to unlock the ‘greenfield’ Galilee Basin, which covers an area of approximately 247,000 square kilometres and contains a very large inferred resource of mostly volatile, low-sulphur thermal coal. The opening up of the Galilee Basin has the potential to create significant long-term benefits for Queensland, with job creation in mining, construction an

    Wildlife Species Reclassification
    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is proposing to amend the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006 to reclassify the conservation status of various wildlife (plant and animal) species, in accordance with recommendations made by the Species Technical Committee (STC). The STC, a panel of government and non-government scientific experts, assesses the conservation status of

    Appointments to Wet Tropics Management Authority
    The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area is managed under the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (the Queensland Act) and the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Conservation Act 1994. These Acts implement Australia’s international duty for the protection, conservation, presentation, rehabilitation and transmission to future generations of the World He

    North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015
    The Bill amends a number of pieces of legislation, primarily the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 (NSIPS Act), to reinstate the substantive phase out of sand mining on North Stradbroke Island by 2019 and protect the natural environment. The NSIPS Act regulates mining activity at the three remaining mines on the island - Enterprise, Yarraman and Vance. The original le

    Government response to Inquiry into fire fighting foam contamination
    Fire-fighting foam containing the chemicals perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was used in fire-fighting and fire-fighting training from the 1970s to the early-mid 2000s. Use of the foams has occurred at sites such as civil airports, military air bases, large fuel storage terminals and refineries, and ports. A plume of groundwater contaminated with PFOS and PFOA, a

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