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

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ron 2017-09-21 16:15:00 +1000

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John 2017-09-21 16:14:38 +1000

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Bruce 2017-09-21 16:14:02 +1000

“Stop any watering down of planning regulations by developers and their golden handshake to local counsellors/ mayor. Once set these should be adhered to. Also it is scandalous the developers right of appeal as many times as they want…costing the tax payer heaps of money and time.”

Cd 2017-09-21 16:13:22 +1000

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Cameron 2017-09-21 16:12:59 +1000

“This petition contains a comprehensive list of issues which need to be addressed for improved management of both and our environment and our quality of life now and in the future. I care about these things and I vote.”

Vikki 2017-09-21 16:12:46 +1000

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Cliff 2017-09-21 16:09:40 +1000

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Lee 2017-09-21 16:08:49 +1000

“I agree strongly with all of these reforms.”

John 2017-09-21 16:07:56 +1000

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Joshua 2017-09-21 16:06:44 +1000

“We need better laws to protect the environment and more transparency from our politicians. Too many conflicts of interest exist which means the people are not being fairly served.”

Yvette 2017-09-21 16:06:18 +1000

“Clean environment more tourist more employment.
More employment more tax revenue.
More people employed less unemployed.
Less unemployment less tax revenue spent on non productive benefits.”

Greg 2017-09-21 16:05:33 +1000

“An environmentally healthy Queensland is the vital basis for healthy communities , social harmony and a healthy climate.
Environmental laws must have teeth, not merely aspirations.”

Elizabeth 2017-09-21 16:04:17 +1000

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Barry 2017-09-21 15:59:25 +1000

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Karen 2017-09-21 15:58:30 +1000

“Full support for this.”

Lyle 2017-09-21 15:58:26 +1000

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Travis 2017-09-21 15:57:44 +1000

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Bill 2017-09-21 15:57:42 +1000

“Please protect our earth so that our grandchildren can still enjoy it like we have.”

Joseph 2017-09-21 15:53:58 +1000

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Susan 2017-09-21 15:53:16 +1000

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Pauline wilhelmina 2017-09-21 15:51:47 +1000

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Cheryl 2017-09-21 15:51:26 +1000

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Louise 2017-09-21 15:50:15 +1000

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Alexander 2017-09-21 15:49:43 +1000

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David 2017-09-21 15:49:41 +1000

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Shane 2017-09-21 15:47:34 +1000

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Robert 2017-09-21 15:47:17 +1000

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matthew 2017-09-21 15:46:25 +1000

“The Great Barrier Reef is a tourism asset that deserves to be saved from excessive carbon pollution (eg coal mining) and sediment run off caused by tree clearing.”

Glynn 2017-09-21 15:46:07 +1000

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Ian 2017-09-21 15:46:03 +1000