11 Sep 2017

Monthly Meeting

At 6.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month Mackay Conservation Group members and supporters get together to discuss a many issues. The next meeting is Tuesday 12 Sept (tomorrow).

This month we'll hear reports about the next steps to protect Lindeman Island national park, the Stop Adani national campaign, excessive tree clearing and more. 

Come along and meet other members and share your ideas about how we can create a sustainable future for Mackay.

Fundraising Dinner Party

We're planning a big social get together on Friday 20 October with great food, lively music and guest speaker Bill Wilkie, author of the Daintree Blockade: The battle for Australia's tropical rainforests. Tickets will be on sale soon.


TerraCom's Dangerous Plan

TerraCom is the company that purchased the Blair Athol mine for $1 from Rio Tinto. The company has asked to be able to transport millions of tonnes of coal along the Peak Downs Highway. Their plan will put an additional 180 road trains on the highway 24 hours per day. 



National #StopAdani Rally

Around Australia thousands of people will rally on Saturday 7 October to stop Adani. We'll be holding a peaceful protest in Mackay and we lots of supporters to show how big our movement is here.


Taking Our Campaign to the Top

One of the passionate volunteers of Stop Adani Mackay took our message to Canberra this week. Having lived through the region's boom and bust, Clare Johnston told our federal politicians and senators that people in Mackay want a brighter future – not more coal. 


Stop Adani Summit - Surmounted

Almost 60 people (including some ex-coal miners) turned out to #StopAdani in Mackay last weekend. The Central Queensland Stop Adani Summit saw people from Bowen, Airlie Beach, Rockhampton and even Jericho, come together to plan out the #StopAdani campaign over the coming months.


Great News! Plastic Shopping Bags Banned

It’s official: You can get money back for your drink container, but no more plastic bags

Queenslanders can look forward to cleaner parks, beaches and public areas as the state now has a container refund scheme and a ban on plastic shopping bags ready to start next year.



Happy 33rd Birthday MCG

33 years ago some Mackay people gathered together to support the campaign to protect the Wet Tropics from destruction by the Daintree Road. That's the day Mackay Conservation Group was born.


Uncontrolled Tree Clearing Threatens Wildlife

On National Threatened Species Day (7 September) an alliance of conservation groups and wildlife carers representing tens of thousands of Queenslanders demonstrated against the impact of tree clearing on Queensland’s rare and endangered wildlife.



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