Nature & the Reef

Politicians: Back our 7 key reforms to Qld environmental laws

1,613 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

“Jonathan Francis”

Jonathan 2018-02-27 19:22:18 +1000

“I’m passionate about protecting our natural environment, clean energy, especially here in Australia where we have so many choices available to us in the use renewables & I’d like to leave my grandchildren a healthy planet, knowing we’d done everything possible to mitigate the causes of climate change, including banning Coal, plastic bags & the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef !”

Rochelle 2017-12-21 21:56:17 +1000

“The mass destruction of wildlife, especially Koalas, is murder.
A great publicity shot for pollies to be seen hugging a Koala , but why are they not stopping the destruction of their habitat?”

Janine 2017-12-09 07:56:05 +1000

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Lynn 2017-11-30 08:37:06 +1000

“As a traditional owner from Wangan / Jagalingou Country we also need to have culturally appropriate guidelines set in place delivered by our people . So that we can work together to achieve better out comes when dealing with issues concerning the environment and sustainability .”

Dorothy 2017-11-28 12:32:01 +1000

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Brett 2017-11-27 22:04:56 +1000

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Glenn 2017-11-27 21:37:19 +1000

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Dan 2017-11-27 11:18:17 +1000

“We must keel what trees & habitat we have left, because without it our wild birds & animals will have nowhere to live”

Laurel 2017-11-25 16:54:37 +1000

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Colleen 2017-11-25 15:44:16 +1000

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Elizabeth 2017-11-25 10:31:59 +1000

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Chris 2017-11-25 10:11:57 +1000

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rosie 2017-11-25 08:06:35 +1000

“Public Participation is a key element in achieving better environmental outcomes consistent with Intergenerational Equity.

The Great Barrier Reef is important for Queensland, Australia and the World so every effort needs to be taken to protect its environmental values.

Go renewables and goodbye coal as we tranistion to a better enviornmental future.

Trees are greenhouse sinks to absorb carbon dioxide which reduce polluted runoff. Reduce tree clearing.”

John 2017-11-25 06:57:08 +1000

“Thank you EDO!”

Moira 2017-11-25 06:11:16 +1000

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Leanne 2017-11-24 23:15:36 +1000

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Robyn 2017-11-24 21:05:44 +1000

“This is a specialist area for understanding the issues and being able to respond.
Thank you EDO Qld”

Yvonne 2017-11-24 19:06:16 +1000

“It’s time politicians were held to account and were reminded they work for the people, the public, NOT themselves and their corporate masters!”

Karen 2017-11-24 18:36:46 +1000

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Sandra 2017-11-24 18:08:12 +1000

“Here on the Sunshine Coast, environmental constraints on development have been ignored for decades. As a result, much of our cohesive ecology is now fragmented, including wildlife corridors and populations, wetlands, coastal landscapes. Where I live, on the Pumicestone Passage and south of here, developers are lining up to get their hands on the Bribie Island National Park, and the Halls Creek parcel currently the only buffer between Caloundra (South) and Brisbane. Tens of thousands of new residents surely will have an impact. If the elements of the planning process that addressed environmental issues carried more weight, we could co-exist far more harmoniously with nature, and leave something for generations to come. Thank you for all you do.”

Gail 2017-11-24 17:59:49 +1000

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eric 2017-11-24 14:40:05 +1000

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Madeline 2017-11-24 13:30:09 +1000

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Aaron 2017-11-24 10:55:59 +1000

“This is distressing and absolutely anger provoking. How is this still happening. Talk about empty promises year after year from our governments. You are all short sighted and election focused. We elect you to protect our lifestyles which include our habitat, flora and fauna. DO IT!”

Christine 2017-11-24 09:59:07 +1000

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Erin 2017-11-24 02:02:19 +1000

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Janelle 2017-11-23 23:27:37 +1000

“The tree clearing has to stop now. Start planting those trees back it’s the only way to restore the damage that’s been done, then pray that the animals can make a revival.”

Shanyn 2017-11-23 20:58:05 +1000

“In only over 200 years look at what we have done to the Australian environment. Let’s give back to Australia what we have taken from it and live a more sustainable life.

I fully support the 7 key reforms.”

Robert 2017-11-23 20:08:25 +1000

“We need to start to protect and restore our bush land for the future of this planet, not tear it down. Action much start NOW!!”

Tania 2017-11-23 19:52:04 +1000