Media Releases

Queensland Youth Parliament calls for nominations

February 02, 2021

YMCA Brisbane is searching for young people from all over the state who have an interest in leadership, the political process, or helping their community, to become members of the 2021 Queensland Youth Parliament.

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Townsville businesses can-ing the fight against plastic

January 28, 2021

Townsville leads the charge as one of the strongest recycling communities in Queensland with more than 173,000 pieces of plastic removed from the environment. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon was in Townsville today praising the recycling efforts of Townsville locals and businesses in reducing plastic pollution and finding sustainable alternatives to replace commonly available single-use plastic items.

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Nest to ocean program to save more turtle hatchlings

January 28, 2021

The Queensland Government is asking for innovative solutions to help protect marine turtle nests and hatchlings through the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the Queensland Government is committed to improving the survival rates of threatened marine turtle hatchlings by protecting their nests and nesting habitats. “Today I am launching Round Six of the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Progr...

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Island paradise recovery underway as Queensland Environment Minister visits K’gari

December 23, 2020

With green shoots and regrowth already appearing in affected areas, Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon has visited K’gari (Fraser Island) as recovery work led by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) gets underway. The Minister inspected recovery efforts on the island and also led a discussion with the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation about the Palaszczuk Government’s $4.8M investment in a new cultural tourism offering w...

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Landmark carbon farming project to create jobs and environmental benefits across Queensland

December 11, 2020

The Palaszczuk Government’s investment in multi-million-dollar carbon farming projects this year will see up to 1.9 million tonnes of carbon out of the atmosphere and 1.8 million hectares of land restored. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the $2.1 million partnership between the Palaszczuk Government, GreenCollar and the Goondicum Pastoral Company was part of the state’s Land Restoration Fund to build the carbon farming industry in...

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It’s the last straw for single-use plastics

December 03, 2020

The Palaszczuk Government has re-introduced legislation to ban single-use plastic items in Queensland, starting with straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates. Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Meaghan Scanlon said that the Palaszczuk Government was committed to reducing the devastating impact of plastic waste on marine life and the environment. “The Palaszczuk Government has a strong track record when it comes to protecting...

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