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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Department of Environment and Science


Passage of the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018

The Queensland Government has passed new laws that change the financial assurance arrangements for resource activities, and introduce new requirements for the planning and delivery of progressive rehabilitation of mined land.

2017 State of the Environment report

The new web-based report shows the status of Queensland’s environment across five key themes—biodiversity, heritage, pollution, climate and human settlements.

DES Annual Report 2017–2018

The annual report details the financial and non-financial performance of the Department of Environment and Science from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

New transhipping policy

A new transhipping policy will ensure that the Great Barrier Reef and the environmental values of the state’s marine environment are protected from transhipping operations.

'Snap Up Some Paradise' photo competition

The ‘Snap Up Some Paradise’ photo competition celebrates the 25th anniversary of Fraser Island’s (K’gari) inscription on the World Heritage List.

Developing Queensland’s new resource recovery and waste strategy

Read more about how the strategy will help transform Queensland’s recycling and waste management industry.

Plastic pollution reduction initiatives

This year Queensland will ban the supply of lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags and introduce a container refund scheme.

Department of Environment and Science

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