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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Denise 2017-09-21 14:58:37 +1000

“Frances Davies We all should be standing together to improve this country. The GC mayor should be sacked, legislation should be put in place to stop these donations. Green energy only please.”

Frances 2017-09-21 14:58:32 +1000

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Valerie 2017-09-21 14:57:49 +1000

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Jeremy 2017-09-21 14:57:29 +1000

“Dan Laws”

Daniel 2017-09-21 14:57:21 +1000

“Protect our environment that’s we have”

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Kay 2017-09-21 14:56:44 +1000

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Linda 2017-09-21 14:56:39 +1000

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Tess 2017-09-21 14:32:44 +1000

“We also need to review the local government Act as on the Gold Coast we appear to have a Mayor allegedly bullying and running rough shot over any Councillor who dares to question him and demand transparency in Council dealings.”

David 2017-09-21 14:07:34 +1000

“We don’t have democracy until we can sort this out.
Kenneth Aberdeen”

Ken 2017-09-21 13:26:37 +1000

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Chien-Hue 2017-09-21 12:53:32 +1000

“Julie Kearney”

Julie 2017-09-21 12:34:15 +1000

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Tegan 2017-09-21 12:17:52 +1000

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Kath 2017-09-21 10:31:15 +1000

“Banning developer and corporate political donations would tilt our world back to a fairer and far better place.”

Kerry 2017-09-21 09:31:46 +1000

“If they don’t stop what they are doing to the beauty of QLD natural environment . Why on earth would you want to go there ?”

boyd 2017-09-21 09:31:09 +1000

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