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Queensland Election 2012

For 30 years we worked to protect one of our most outstanding national icons, but now the spectacular beauty of Cape York is at risk.

  • We've seen 1.5 million of 14 million hectares returned to Traditional Owners.
  • More than half of that is now reserve or Aboriginal-owned national park land.
  • Shelburne Bay and other areas have yet to be negotiated, but are scheduled for return within three years.

Here’s the catch — whoever wins the Queensland election controls the future of these vulnerable Cape areas.

Politicians need to understand that Queenslanders care deeply about their environment

On Saturday 24 March Queenslanders will go to the polls and elect a party that will govern their state for the next three years.

The environmental issues that matter most to Queenslanders are the beating heart of our major campaigns.

Here are ACF’s key election asks:

Read the fineprint of our key election asks.

We have to guarantee a sustainable future for Cape York Peninsula. A future in which a cultural and conservation economy has the support of our political leaders

Find out more about our major campaign work

Comments (5)

Jo Barkworth
1 March 2012 - 8:57pm

AND.... don't forget Coal Seam (and similar) Gas - the parties that let this continue to go ahead, as it is now, are condemning our state to becoming a toxic wasteland.

Phyllis Wagner
2 March 2012 - 11:00am

PLEASE don't forget the Coal Seam problem! It is such an important issue. I agree with the first comment that it would be condemning our state to becoming a toxic wasteland. ALL life will be eradicated be this!

C R Harvey
2 March 2012 - 1:47pm

I agree with both comments above. So who is the best party to vote for to achieve sensible, sustainable planning for mining, especially the CSG? I am particulary anxious to protect our precious farming land on the Darling Downs & elsewhere.

Monica Richter
3 March 2012 - 9:54am

Thanks for your comments - we know this is an important issue for Queenslanders. We are watching it closely to make sure the major parties deliver. ACF would prefer parties to commit to a moratorium on CSG mining until proper scientific assessments are undertaken. Monica Richter ACF

Cameron Milne
19 March 2012 - 9:54pm

I would really like our governments to see that our fossil and mineral resources are limited and precious. Rather than using them for ordinary things like electricity, transport, or making cheap junk which we throw out in six months, we need to conserve them so we can use the precious resources for more special and important things in the future, like scientific research and instruments, national/international security or even space exploration.