Comments on the Clean Energy Legislative Package

In this submission, we express our strong support for the development of a mechanism to price carbon and reduce Australia's emissions. We highlight a number of areas for improvement in the legislation, to increase its clarity, accuracy and effectiveness.


Premier undermines Olympic Dam negotiations

1 August 2011
Responding to the Labor Party's decision to replace Mike Rann as the SA Premier, we were disappointed to hear the Premier citing approval of the Olympic Dam mine expansion as one of the major projects he wants to complete.
The Premier appears to have disregarded due process, forgetting that this proposed mine expansion is still subject to assessment by the South Australian, Northern Territory and Federal Governments. Its approval, while likely, should not be a foregone conclusion.

SA Government scientific reports on the Murray Icon Sites welcome.

The Conservation Council of SA welcomes the release of reports by the South Australian Government providing sound scientific recommendation for environmental water requirements in South Australia's Murray-Darling Icon sites. The Riverland-Chowilla Floodplain and the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth are two of the six icon sites in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Conservation Council SA analysis of the new Clean Energy Future Plan

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Conservation Council SA welcomes the release of the Federal Government's proposed carbon pricing mechanism. We commend and support the Federal Government's efforts to introduce a price on greenhouse gas emissions.


Playford to be closed! Now to ensure large-scale renewable energy, not gas, is the replacement


The recent torrent of news surrounding the carbon price has both good and not quite so good implications for the Green Our Grid campaign.


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