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EDO Qld delivers legal workshops in Central Queensland

06 February, 2014

Are our laws strong enough to protect our environment? How can we use them to benefit our long-term health and biodiversity? Can we be legally green?

From brigalow woodlands, native grasslands, rivers and wetlands to the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland’s Capricorn region is blessed with a rich diversity of plants, wildlife and ecosystems. It is also besieged by proposed and actual coal and CSG wells as well as port, mega tourism, urban expansion and industrial developments.

Many of these threaten the natural environments that underpin the long-term health and prosperity of the region.  At the same time, our state and federal governments are pushing through critical changes to alter environmental laws and planning policies.

At the invitation of the Capricorn Conservation Council (CCC), Jo-Anne Bragg of the Environmental Defenders Office of Queensland will be exploring these issues at two workshops:

  • Legally Green in Yeppoon - Thursday, 20 February. 6:00 for 6:30PM-09:00PM, Community Development Centre, John Street, Yeppoon
  • Legally Green in Rockhampton - Saturday, 22 February. 9:00 for 9:30AM-12:00PM, Environment Centre, Haigh Park off Livermore Street, Rockhampton.

The workshops are free. Please book through CCC: (07) 4927 8644 or ccc@cqnet.com.au