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Summary of SEQ Environment Performance of Major Parties
Produced By Brisbane Region Environment Council. An Assessment by BREC of the Policies and performance of the major parties on environmental issues.
February 14th 2001

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Summary of SEQ Environment Performance of Major Parties

Both major parties have failed to come to grips with the size and urgency of environmental problems in South East Qld. The environment is still lower on cabinet priorities than it should be . Both parties have failed to have fully transparent legislative & policy making processes.

The Coalition is still in denial about major environmental issues of water quality, salinity and tree clearing. It has no obvious position of pollution prevention, waste or other urban issues. It policies on water allocation and vegetation protection are regressive and unhelpful. It has attempted belatedly to upgrade some policies and National parks and fauna. Transport planning remains opaque and anti environment.

The Labor Government has attempted to address water quality, water allocation, vegetation and state forestry issues but not been wholly successful. Regional planing processes continue to make slow progress towards integrated environmental planning. Transport planning remains opaque and anti environment. Some effort has been made to involve the community and indigenous sectors in water quality and nature conservation planning. The government failed to establish a whole of EPA advisory Committee and has pressed ahead with the development of legislation and policy without adequate public involvement. The sustainable industries program appears to having some success in energy efficiency and pollution prevention. While the government has produced a Waste EPP, Waste strategies and tracking systems are rudimentary.



ALP

Coalition

Total Possible

Overall Environment Performance

382

224

870

43.91%

25.75%

See the table on next page for more detailed information

This Report is also available in PDF format EnvReport2001.PDF

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SE QLD Environmental Performance Report 1999-2001

Produced By Brisbane Region Environment Council

An Assessment by BREC Staff of the Policies and performance of the major parties on environmental issues.

ALP

Coalition

MaxScore

Transport

Demand Reduction

5

3

10

Public Transport

5

3

10

Corridor Planning and EIS

3

2

10

Environmental management

4

2

10

Public Involvement

3

2

10

Indigenous Involvement

2

2

10

OVERALL

22

14

60

Energy

Energy Efficiency

6

3

10

Demand Reduction

4

2

10

Renewable Energy

5

2

10

Pollution Prevention

4

3

10

Corridor Planning and management (powerlines)

2

2

10

OVERALL

21

12

50

National Parks

Planning/legislation

6

4

10

Management

4

3

10

Acquisition

6

2

10

Staffing

5

3

10

Public Involvement

2

2

10

Indigenous Involvement

3

2

10

OVERALL

26

16

60

Wildlife

Planning

5

4

10

Surveys

4

5

10

Recovery

6

4

10

Research

4

3

10

Enforcement

2

2

10

Public Involvment

3

2

10

Indigenous Involvement

3

2

10

OVERALL

27

22

70

 

ALP

Coalition

MaxScore

Forestry

Data/Research

5

2

10

Planning/Legislation

4

2

10

Enforcement

4

2

10

RFA

7

3

10

Public Involvement

5

3

10

Indigenous Involvement

3

2

10

OVERALL

28

14

60

Vegetation

Planning/legislation

7

2

10

Mapping/SLATS

7

5

10

Protection of Ecological processes

5

2

10

Rehabilitation

6

5

10

Enforcement

3

2

10

Public Involvement

5

3

10

Indigenous Involvement

3

1

10

OVERALL

36

20

70

Water

Quality

7

4

10

Allocation

5

2

10

Groundwater

4

3

10

Enforcement

5

2

10

Catchment repair

6

4

10

Catchment planning

6

6

10

Water Cycle management (eco hydrology)

& other Ecological processes

5

2

10

Public Involvement

5

4

10

Indigenous Involvement

5

2

10

OVERALL

48

29

90

Land Degradation

Mapping/Research

5

3

10

Planning

5

3

10

Rehabilitation

5

4

10

Enforcement

3

2

10

Public Involvment

5

4

10

Indigenous Involvement

3

2

10

OVERALL

26

18

60

Planning/ Legislation

State Plans and Policies

5

3

10

Regional Planning

6

2

10

EIS

4

2

10

Public Involvment

4

3

10

Indigenous Involvement

4

2

10

OVERALL

23

12

50

ALP

Coalition

MaxScore

Financial Measures

Policy / legislation

4

3

10

Env Impact of NCP

4

2

10

Support for Incentives

4

3

10

Env Assessment of Asset Sales

3

2

10

Env Assessment of GOBCs

3

2

10

Public Involvement

2

2

10

Indigenous Involvement

2

2

10

OVERALL

22

16

70

Dangerous Goods Toxics

Data/Research

5

2

10

Planning/Legislation

6

2

10

Remediation

5

3

10

Enforcement

5

2

10

Public Involvment

5

3

10

Indigenous Involvement

2

2

10

OVERALL

28

14

60

Pollution Prevention

Planning/Legislation

6

3

10

Pollution reduction

7

2

10

Retrofits/ remediation

5

2

10

Enforcement

4

2

10

Public Involvment

4

2

10

Indigenous Involvement

3

2

10

OVERALL

29

13

60

Climate Change/Greenhouse

Data/Research

5

2

10

Policy / Leglisation

3

2

10

Greenhouse reduction

4

2

10

Structural Adjustment

2

2

10

Public Involvement

3

2

10

Indigenous Involvement

2

2

10

OVERALL

19

12

60

Air Quality

Planning /Legislation

6

2

10

Enforcement

5

2

10

Research.Monitoring

5

2

10

Strategies/Action Plans

6

3

10

Public Involvement

5

3

10

OVERALL

27

12

50

Public Involvement Overall

51

35

130

Overall Environment Performance

382

224

870

43.91%

25.75%


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