Media Releases

Cleanaway fined

March 05, 2021

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has issued Cleanaway Solid Waste Pty Ltd with two penalty infringement notices (PINs) totalling $26,690.

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Clean Up Queensland this Clean Up Australia Day

March 04, 2021

Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon has encouraged Queenslanders to become involved in local activities for this year’s Clean Up Australia Day. “I cannot think of a better use of a day than to spend it in the outdoors, in the fresh air, and helping make Queensland’s environment cleaner for all, including for our wildlife,” Ms Scanlon said.

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Food Rescue Grant Applications Now Open

March 02, 2021

The Palaszczuk Government is helping food rescue organisations buy new vehicles and equipment so surplus food can be diverted from landfill to Queenslanders in need. A total of $850,000 is now available for Queensland not-for-profit food rescue organisations which are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $200,000 for eligible projects.

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Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program expands

February 24, 2021

Fifty new Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers will be employed this year to help protect Queensland’s natural and cultural landscapes. The Palaszczuk Government is providing the first instalment for a total of 100 new Indigenous ranger jobs, to be funded over the next three years, which will double the number of Land and Sea Rangers in the program to 200. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the $24 million funding boost for the Queensl...

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Koala survival a focus for Palaszczuk Government

February 20, 2021

Rehabilitated koalas will be fitted with collars, released into the wild and then monitored to understand the potential conservation benefits. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said Australia Zoo will undertake the research with a $90,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government’s Community Sustainability Action Grants – Koala Applied Research South East Queensland program.

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Government funding improving Great Barrier Reef water quality

February 17, 2021

Improved farming practices backed by Australian and Queensland Government funding are seeing a record rate of improvement in the amount of nutrient run-off flowing from farms to the Great Barrier Reef.

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