Nature & the Reef

Politicians: Back our 7 key reforms to Qld environmental laws

1,523 signatures
2,000 needed

Queensland's pending state election is an opportunity for us all to speak out in support of our state's environmental laws. If you care about healthy communities, the protection of nature, clean energy and a healthy climate, sign our petition now!

Queensland, it’s time for better environmental laws.

We call on ALL political parties to back 7 key reforms

  1. Citizen Rights - Strengthen community rights to information, objection, appeal and enforcement, especially for coal seam gas, mining and planning. Preserve “own costs” rules in the Planning and Environment Court.
  2. Fair Democratic Processes - Ban developer and corporate political donations. Strengthen and restore powers to the State Environment Department.
  3. Great Barrier Reef and Nature - Strengthen laws against unsustainable development, water pollution and carbon pollution. Protect pristine rivers, national parks, and wildlife. Expand “no go” areas for mining and gas.
  4. Safe Climate and Clean Energy - Transition Qld's economy away from fossil fuel extraction or burning, towards renewable energy and sustainable jobs.
  5. Excessive Tree Clearing - Protect our trees, wildlife and Reef by introducing strong legal protections against excessive tree clearing. Reform ineffective “offset” laws.
  6. Clean Up Queensland - Audit legal compliance of coal and gas projects. Protect groundwater and clean air. Introduce waste disposal levy. Ban environmental offenders from holding environmental licences. 
  7. Access to Justice - Ensure EDO Qld can continue to provide communities with the legal assistance they need to protect their environment by increased government funding to EDO Qld.

Authorised by Jo Bragg, CEO of Environmental Defenders Office Queensland, 8/205 Montague Rd, West End, QLD 4101

See the full document sent to all political parties

Supporters

“Put an end to the Adani mine and put the money allocated into developing renewable energy which in time will create more permanent jobs and leave us with clean water and air.
Put an end to the Toondah PDA. It is a disgrace to even consider reclaiming an internationally recognised wetland habitat.
Mary”

Mary 2017-11-21 11:57:41 +1000

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Ian 2017-11-21 10:35:24 +1000

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Carol 2017-11-20 14:53:00 +1000

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Cherie 2017-11-20 10:11:32 +1000

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Fiona 2017-11-20 07:38:59 +1000

“It’s time the environment was considered much more seriously. We cannot live without a healthy environment. Aboriginal groups understand this but our culture does not.”

Lesley 2017-11-15 10:44:06 +1000

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Jessica 2017-11-14 17:27:34 +1000

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Maggie 2017-11-14 13:49:31 +1000

“Robyn Peters”

Robyn 2017-11-14 11:34:16 +1000

“Time for politicians to make economic decisions which will benefit the wider community. At present we are in a headlong rush to satisfy the haves to the detriment of the majority.
Time for the introduction of real democracy; so-called representative democracy doesn’t cut it when those elected fail to represent the views of their constituents.”

Peter 2017-11-14 10:00:35 +1000

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Rob 2017-11-13 20:57:33 +1000

“Parties must agree to ditch the abominable Toondah PDA. It was not properly consulted with the community. Local councillors have been sworn to secrecy and can’t respond to ratepayers’ concerns. It proposes to dredge and reclaim irreplaceable internationally recognised wetland habitat for endangered migratory birds: to build housing for people??!! Come on! Stop the rort. Just fix the port!”

Fred 2017-11-13 20:32:46 +1000

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Alex 2017-11-11 08:44:11 +1000

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Jodie 2017-11-11 08:12:45 +1000

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John 2017-11-11 00:29:57 +1000

“I have a right to clean water and clean air. I don’t want my tax dollars to fund a destructive mine owned by a foreign criminal. I want our farmers to have access to clean ground water, not contaminated by CSG poisons. I have the right to hold our elected politicians accountable”

Iris 2017-11-10 21:14:46 +1000

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annette 2017-11-10 16:08:44 +1000

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Ken 2017-11-10 15:20:41 +1000

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Doug 2017-11-10 11:14:17 +1000

“I would like government to start working effectively for a sustainable future and for community. Currently our governments both state and federal support big business and nothing else.”

Kym 2017-11-10 10:59:29 +1000

“As an elected representative of the people you must back and adhere to these 7 reforms in order to have a clean, protected and diverse environmental future and a fair democratic system for all Queenslanders.”

Pam 2017-11-10 10:06:07 +1000

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rosie 2017-11-10 10:05:29 +1000