Nature & the Reef

Politicians: Back our 7 key reforms to Qld environmental laws

1,611 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

“Tom Philp”

Tom 2017-10-12 09:27:10 +1000

“I want a future for my children and I am simply astonished at the volume of land clearing that is legally allowed to occur. Even with relaxed laws I’ve been fighting an unlawful clearing in the woodland behind my property, which I am certain has been done to manipulate the land overlays that exist in this area. Just appalled that this happens in our country have we not learned from countries like Brazil that this is not progress !!! Progress with no consideration for future betterment is not progress !”

Jocelynne 2017-10-12 06:53:47 +1000

“Abigail Humphreys”

Abigail 2017-10-11 16:18:06 +1000

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Fi 2017-10-10 19:34:04 +1000

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Hayley 2017-10-10 19:31:59 +1000

“When it comes to land clearing, the laws need changing again. Protect it not decimate it”

Jackie 2017-10-10 19:03:39 +1000

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Lorraine 2017-10-10 12:53:32 +1000

“Andrew Jacovides”

Andrew 2017-10-10 12:20:34 +1000

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Luke 2017-10-10 09:58:04 +1000

“The 7 key reforms are perfect coverage and should be applied urgently…NOW!”

john 2017-10-10 09:25:19 +1000

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Nadia 2017-10-09 15:36:33 +1000

“Colin Noble”

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Helen 2017-10-07 22:27:07 +1000

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Willie 2017-10-07 22:01:26 +1000

“Something has to be done about the state being sold off.”

Renata 2017-10-07 20:38:42 +1000

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Joanne 2017-10-06 21:37:01 +1000

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Ishara 2017-10-06 16:31:18 +1000

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Philip 2017-10-06 16:15:36 +1000

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Janet 2017-10-06 15:45:51 +1000

“With these new laws Queensland will attract big investments and also good new jobs.”

John 2017-10-06 15:43:59 +1000

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Brad 2017-10-06 15:35:28 +1000