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

“Environmental health is fundamental to everything!”

Frances 2017-11-09 21:41:53 +1000

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Peter 2017-11-09 20:57:03 +1000

“Lesley Dalyell”

Lesley 2017-11-09 20:32:51 +1000

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Joan 2017-11-09 20:06:38 +1000

“It’s time to reverse the erosion of democracy that has been accelerating in recent years.
Jane O’Sullivan”

Jane 2017-11-09 19:09:23 +1000

“Environmental issues urgent require justice”

yvonne 2017-11-09 18:31:17 +1000

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Jan 2017-11-09 18:20:17 +1000

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Ulla 2017-11-09 18:15:05 +1000

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Kathryn 2017-11-09 17:52:02 +1000

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Lauren 2017-11-09 17:27:19 +1000

“If you do the right thing we will have an environment for you to enjoy in your retirement!”

Mary 2017-11-09 17:01:46 +1000

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Vicki 2017-11-09 15:47:40 +1000

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Joan 2017-11-09 15:25:20 +1000

“As a population Queensland needs to learn that there are far more dollars and jobs available in tourism and other businesses besides mining.”

Kelly 2017-11-09 15:16:09 +1000

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Jessica 2017-11-09 15:08:06 +1000

“I call on all political parties to-
1.Fair Democratic Processes – Ban developer and corporate political donations. Strengthen and restore powers to the State Environment Department.
2.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.
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.
Dereka Ogden
!-6 Yeramba Place
Tugun 4224”

Dereka 2017-11-09 14:17:12 +1000

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Lyn 2017-11-09 14:14:23 +1000

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Carolyn 2017-11-09 13:44:50 +1000

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Eileen 2017-11-09 13:39:40 +1000

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Lala 2017-11-09 13:32:34 +1000

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Mark 2017-11-09 13:07:55 +1000

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Sophia 2017-11-09 13:06:59 +1000

“We need to continue using and implementing renewable technology for the prosperity and health of every one in the state.”

Vince 2017-11-09 13:04:27 +1000

“Not only are these reforms key, they are no-brainers!”

Joan 2017-11-09 13:03:09 +1000

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Monique 2017-11-09 13:02:59 +1000

“I would like to see the law passed by Campbell Neumann’s government in 2012 that gave councils the power to overrule the Town Plan reversed by the incoming government. It has allowed massive overdevelopment in Qld and huge distress in communities.”

Valerie 2017-11-09 13:02:10 +1000

“It is well past time to move into the 21st century, and stop the environmental abuse and damage done by inadequately regulated mining operations.”

Jonathan 2017-11-09 13:00:34 +1000

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Stephen 2017-11-09 12:56:16 +1000

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daniel 2017-11-09 12:51:40 +1000

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Darryl 2017-11-09 12:51:14 +1000