MEDIA RELEASE: Now even community volunteers in State Budget sights

MEDIA RELEASE
17 June 2014

Thursday’s State Budget is expected to target thousands of community volunteers looking after nature, says the state’s peak environmental organisation.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Big hearted grants program to be slashed

MEDIA RELEASE
29 May 2014

The State Government must keep a vital community volunteer grants program that has helped thousands of South Australians look after nature.

“This is a tiny grants program with a big heart, and an even bigger impact on the thousands of South Australians who generously volunteer to look after the natural spaces in their neighbourhoods, towns and regional areas,” said Conservation Council SA Chief Executive Craig Wilkins.

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LATEST: Results in on political parties responses to the environment this election

The results are in for our pre-election questionnaire of political parties.

See our summary of where Labor, Liberal, Greens and Family First stand on key environmental issues.

Read our response.

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WATCH: SA Environment Forum - 2014 State Election

On March 7, Premier Jay Weatherill and Opposition Environment Spokesperson Michelle Lensink featured at our Environment Forum - 2014 State Election.

The politicians answered questions asked by the packed-out audience on important topics including marine parks, climate change, fracking, genetically modified crops and biodiversity protection.

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For more on where the political parties stand on SA's most important environment issues, read our summary comparison of their policies and commitments, and our response.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Murray River set adrift in election campaign

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12 March 2014

Scrapping the Save the River Murray levy without an alternative funding source for essential works will seriously hamper the state government’s ability to respond to the next drought, says the Conservation Council of South Australia, the state’s peak environment body.

The Liberal party has announced they will remove the levy if elected.

 

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Value Our Environment Photo Campaign

ConservationSA is giving the community the opportunity to show they value the South Australian environment, and that they expect their political leaders to do so too - through adequate funding and effective policies. 

Our photo campaign at our WOMADelaide stall was a great success, getting hundreds of happy snaps of people calling on our political leaders to 'Value Our Environment'. Thank you to everyone who wrote their own personal messages and smiled for the camera over the weekend.

We here at ConservationSA are looking forward to getting creative with all the images - and are planning to launch an online photo campaign soon, so watch this space.

Oh, and even our Premier agrees! 

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MEDIA RELEASE: International Bird Sanctuary an exciting vision for Adelaide’s north

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8 March 2014

The state’s peak environment group, the Conservation Council of SA has strongly welcomed Labor’s announcement of a new International Bird Sanctuary based on the Dry Creek salt fields in Adelaide’s north.

The announcement was made by Premier Jay Weatherill at a booked-out environment forum organised by the Conservation Council, The Wilderness Society and the Nature Conservation Society.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Environment moves to election centre stage

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6 March 2014

South Australia’s leading environment groups have released a summary of where political parties stand on key environmental issues ahead of an election forum tomorrow featuring the Premier.

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MEDIA RELEASE: More rangers welcome, but brutal slashing needs to stop

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5 March 2014

The Conservation Council of South Australia has today cautioned that increases to park ranger numbers will be meaningless if massive funding cuts to the Environment Department continue as planned.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Time for all parties to get real on climate change

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27 February 2014

With the Climate Change Authority today recommending Australia significantly raises its ambition on climate change action, the Conservation Council SA is calling on all parties to make the issue a much higher priority in the 2014 South Australian election.

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