Ecotourism in national parks – A bad development?

28 March, 2019

Plans to encourage ecotourism in the state’s national parks have provoked alarm among the community, and concerns it could lead to inappropriate development that may jeopardise our most precious natural areas.

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Nature & the Reef

Saving Lot 402, Bribie Island

30 November, 2012

A beautiful mosaic of eucalypt, tea-tree and banksia forest, paperbark wetland and wallum heath on Bribie Island once classified as Lot 402 is now national park. It would have been paved over by now if it weren’t for environmentalists prepared to fight for it in court, assisted by advice from EDO Qld.

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Healthy Communities

Saving the Condamine from a feedlot

30 November, 2012

The disastrous Queensland floods of 2011 turned a proposed feedlot site on the Condamine River floodplain in southern Queensland into a lake. If a group of local landholders, assisted with advice from EDO Qld, had not stopped the development by challenging it in court, large volumes of toxic, high-nutrient wastes would have contaminated the river and nearby wetlands. 

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Access to Justice

The precautionary principle

15 November, 2012

The precautionary principle is one of the most important foundations of ecologically sustainable development. It is a commonsense principle requiring that a lack of scientific certainty should not be used to postpone measures to prevent serious or irreversible harm to the environment.

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