Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland is one of the great wild places left in the world. The Cape is home to one third of all Australian mammal species and half of our entire bird species.
However, the Government is considering six major mines and mine expansions on the Cape.
The Greens are backing the call to recognise Cape York's incredible environmental and cultural values by listing it as a World Heritage area with the consent of the indigenous traditional owners, before these values are destroyed with uncontrolled mining development.
The listing of Cape York alongside the neighbouring Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics would create sustainable indigenous job opportunities and create the largest network of World Heritage areas on the planet.
19 Mar 2013
Senator Waters called on the Federal Government to protect the Quinkan Rock Art Galleries from mining.
19 Mar 2013
The old parties do not support protection for ancient Cape York rock art from mining, say the Australian Greens.
01 Mar 2013
Gina Rinehart’s plans to mine Cape York, revealed today, must not go ahead while traditional owners are in the process of...
16 Oct 2012
Senator Larissa Waters used Senate Estimates to ask the Environment Department about the progress of the Cape York World Herita...
05 Sep 2012 | 6:00 pm
Come to see some of the very best nature photography of a very special and spectacular part of Queensland.
01 Mar 2012
The future is brighter for newly discovered species in Australia today, with a Senate Inquiry report into a Greens bill recomme...