The environment of Queensland forms the foundation for its "four pillar" economy - particularly for tourism. The protected areas are the "jewel in the crown" of the environment and already contribute greatly to our economy. Their survival depends on a consistent and sustained approach to the management and protection of their natural values.
MINCA's submission to the Health and Community Services Committee Inquiry into the Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill raises concerns that many of the proposed amendments weaken existing protection and management of these vital areas.
Click here to view MINCA's submission.