Govt's track record on environment put under spotlight
THE State Government's track record on the environment will be put under the spotlight at a meeting in Maleny later this month.
Labor Shadow Environment Minister Jackie Trad and National Parks Association of Queensland executive director Paul Donatiu will address key elements of policy that are delivering negative outcomes.
Ms Trad will deliver a report card on the government's environmental record, and Mr Donatiu will speak on the proposed zip-line joy ride in the Kondalilla National Park and the proposed motocross facility in the Beerwah State Forest.
"Clearly big mining companies and the Queensland Government are united on their view of the Great Barrier Reef," Ms Trad said. "It's just a view not shared by the vast majority of Australians, Queenslanders and the World Heritage body, UNESCO.
"Abbott and Newman have proven they can't be trusted on the reef. Australians know it, Queenslanders know it and now the world knows it."
The forum is open to the public. It will be held at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, Bicentenary Lane, on September 27 from 2pm.