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Experts and community back Environment Minister’s proposed rejection of luxury marina at globally important wetland site

The Biodiversity Council has backed federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s proposed rejection of a luxury apartment and marina development at an internationally important wetland near Brisbane.
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Experts and community back Environment Minister’s proposed rejection of luxury marina at globally important wetland site

The Biodiversity Council has backed federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s proposed rejection of a luxury apartment and marina development at an internationally important wetland near Brisbane.
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Experts propose mapping green-light zones where renewables can be fast-tracked with least impacts on nature and agriculture

The University of Melbourne is mapping zones where renewable energy projects could be fast-tracked without major risk, and identifying areas that should be off-limits.
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Biodiversity Council welcomes return of protection to imperilled dingo population in north-western Victoria

The Biodiversity Council have welcomed changes to dingo management in north-western Victoria which were announced by the Victorian Government today.
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Biodiversity Council slams environmental law carve out for offshore oil and gas industry

The Biodiversity Council has raised serious concerns in relation to proposed amendments that will potentially weaken requirements for the offshore petroleum and gas industry to meet environmental standards under national law.
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National survey finds Australians want government to lift their game for nature

Our second national survey of community attitudes to biodiversity conservation issues, has revealed strong support for governments to lift action and spending for nature.
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Harry Potter and the disenchanted wildlife’ – Biodiversity Council says community outcry over Victorian show is justified

An extensive body of science shows that community opposition to light and sound shows in conservation areas due to impacts on wildlife is justified.
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Study in South Australia finds carbon gains could pay for farmer-led biodiversity restoration

Market-based schemes that financially reward landholders to store carbon or improve biodiversity have been around for years, but few schemes have rewarded farmers for delivering both at the same time. A new study shows this is a missed opportunity.
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Biodiversity Council welcomes Queensland ban on new oil and gas drilling in the Lake Eyre Basin floodplains

Queensland's premier has announced there will be no new oil and gas development in the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre basin's rivers and floodplains; this is a big win for ecosystems!
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10 ways that our national environmental laws must change

The Biodiversity Council is calling for an overhaul of Australia’s biodiversity offsets system. Read about 10 environmental law reforms needed to protect nature in Australia and why.
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Changes to Nature Repair Bill signal positive signs for environmental protection

Australia's nature repair market was passed in the Senate this week. We welcome the exclusion of biodiversity offsets and the expanded scope of the ‘water trigger’.
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Acknowledgements

The Biodiversity Council acknowledges the First Peoples of the lands and waters of Australia, and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and future and expresses gratitude for long and ongoing custodianship of Country.

The Biodiversity Council is an independent expert group founded by 11 Australian universities to promote evidence-based solutions to Australia’s biodiversity crisis. It is hosted by The University of Melbourne. It receives funding from 11 university partners and The Ian Potter Foundation, The Ross Trust, Trawalla Foundation, The Rendere Trust, Isaacson Davis Foundation, Coniston Charitable Trust and Angela Whitbread.

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