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Nature & the Reef

Politicians: Back our 7 key reforms to Qld environmental laws

1,612 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


“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


Rob 2017-11-23 17:42:48 +1000

“Vested interests and “favours for mates” have long had too much influence on political decision-making at all levels. These reforms are necessary to ensure that politicians best serve their real customers, the community.”

Wallace 2017-11-23 16:49:46 +1000

“The land clearing needs to STOP NOW, Otherwise we won’t have enough oxygen, flora and fauna to survive the next couple of centuries let alone many millenniums. Climate Change is here and with land clearing its disaster bound in a short time. Bloody Stupid LNP and Newman/Nicholls that legislated to tear the heart out of Queensland. Certainly did the damage before they were ousted last election and they want to get busy again with this election. “NO WAY”. 😕 😡 😠 👎 👎”

Frank 2017-11-23 16:32:50 +1000

“Who do you represent?”

Robert 2017-11-23 15:58:03 +1000


Dan 2017-11-23 14:29:34 +1000


Dianne 2017-11-23 13:57:59 +1000


Rosemary 2017-11-23 13:49:44 +1000

“If you are able to curb this you have made progress toward a huge sustainable future this is the back bone of corruption funding it starts at the top. This will truly make a huge difference.”

Lin 2017-11-23 12:49:28 +1000


Lyn 2017-11-23 10:23:32 +1000


Deborah 2017-11-23 09:39:02 +1000

“Time to end the race to the bottom.”

Naomi 2017-11-23 08:44:06 +1000


Mary 2017-11-23 06:13:44 +1000


Suzette 2017-11-22 21:46:02 +1000

“There must be stricter and enforceable environmental laws protecting the environment, and its wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef, and regulating land clearing.
Donations to political parties must be declared to ensure transparency and accountability.
No public monies to go towards the proposed Adani Coal mine

Jill Chamberlain”

Jill 2017-11-22 19:51:49 +1000

“Keep Queensland beautiful!”

Lennert 2017-11-22 19:27:58 +1000

“Sean parker Court”

Sean 2017-11-22 19:15:22 +1000

“Thank you to all who consider our environment first – we cannot survive without it.”

Christina 2017-11-22 19:13:36 +1000


Frank 2017-11-22 17:32:55 +1000


Warren 2017-11-22 17:29:29 +1000


Warrick 2017-11-22 16:51:05 +1000


Frank 2017-11-22 16:32:07 +1000

“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 2017-11-21 11:57:41 +1000


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


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


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


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


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


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