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

“People Power OVER Corporate Power.
To HELL with the Corporations!!!!!”

Anton 2017-10-06 15:17:31 +1000

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Diane 2017-10-06 15:06:06 +1000

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Shane 2017-10-06 14:44:13 +1000

“Wendy Bateman”

Wendy 2017-10-06 14:43:17 +1000

“Unless we do something radical to save our environment there won’t be anything left to save ….”

Dianne 2017-10-06 14:36:30 +1000

“This government needs to wake up and start caring about what its leaving behind or NOT as the case maybe”

Sharron 2017-10-06 10:14:31 +1000

“Stop tree clearing. Once they’re gone they’re gone for good.”

Carl 2017-10-05 22:33:14 +1000

“Trees help global cooling”

P 2017-10-05 21:49:18 +1000

“I want my child and grandchildren to experience an environment rich in diversity as I have. What rate of species extinction do you think is ok? I don’t think it’s ok to let any go. We must stop thinking of this world as made for mankind alone.”

Barbara 2017-10-05 20:21:21 +1000

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Sean 2017-10-05 19:21:29 +1000

“Thank you EDO!”

Lara 2017-10-05 19:07:51 +1000

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“Veronica Hemmett”

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rebecca 2017-10-04 17:03:58 +1000

“Is there more we can do re Adani. Four Corners this week was terrifying.”

lesley 2017-10-04 16:22:44 +1000

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Mae 2017-10-04 13:30:48 +1000

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Shay 2017-10-04 11:23:13 +1000

“Wake up and don’t smell the 🌹- they will all be gone due to your lack of foresight – the beauty that now surrounds us will diminish and nothing but a black polluted hole which once was Eden.
Where’s your conscience?? GONE!!!”

June 2017-10-04 08:31:14 +1000

“Please know that history will judge you. Make wise decisions and think 7 generations ahead.”

Amanda 2017-10-04 01:52:42 +1000

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Patricia 2017-10-03 15:49:22 +1000

“Sandra Dibbs”

Sandra 2017-10-03 13:28:50 +1000