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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


“Save our Great Barrier Reef, The Spit and Ramsar Wetlands. Stop governments being influenced by developers donations.”

Maria 2017-09-20 19:05:27 +1000

“Queensland does not have an Upper House, so it is harder to “keep the bastards honest”. The electorate is losing faith in politicians and their ability to tell right from wrong. Ban donations from developers and corporations, it was done in NSW Queensland needs to get its act together immediately.”

Cheryl 2017-09-20 18:57:58 +1000


Bernard 2017-09-20 18:57:32 +1000

“Introduce permits for native tree and understory vegetation clearing in residential areas to protect urban and periurban native vegetation.”

Anna 2017-09-20 18:27:18 +1000


Michele 2017-09-20 18:23:13 +1000

“Time to clean up Queensland ‘Developers’ are in charge & corruption is rife”

Win 2017-09-20 18:20:38 +1000


Joan 2017-09-20 18:15:32 +1000

“We cannot continue the violent assault on our Natural Environment.Open slather tree clearing is related to drought.Hell i learned in 3rd grade that the rain follows the treeline.
We cannot continue to turn productive Lands into Industrial Wastelands.
Iam also extremely concerned about the threats to our Precious
*Great Artesan Basin Groundwater.
*Great Barrier Reef.
Its got to be stopped.”

Andrea 2017-09-20 18:14:24 +1000


Samantha 2017-09-20 18:11:16 +1000


Brodie 2017-09-20 17:42:58 +1000


Barry 2017-09-20 17:42:17 +1000


Hope 2017-09-20 16:33:45 +1000


Trevor 2017-09-20 16:08:59 +1000


C 2017-09-20 16:07:34 +1000

“It’s a crime against the world to neglect the Great Barrier reef and allow it to be decimated by global warming, nutrient and pesticide runoff, acidification of the oceans and lack of protection through appropriate national parks management. It’s time to act or kiss this great wonder of the world goodbye.”

Patrick 2017-09-20 15:36:44 +1000


Ian 2017-09-20 15:01:47 +1000


Daniel 2017-09-20 14:52:09 +1000


Evan 2017-09-20 14:42:53 +1000

“Tree clearing
Use of fossil fuels
Corruption at local and state level.”

Ron 2017-09-20 14:38:41 +1000

“We must stop the degradation of our environmental laws which even now allow too much scope for removal of native vegetation.
Pamela Dawes”

Pamela 2017-09-20 14:32:29 +1000

“Shady and greedy Gold Coast land sell off to foreign investors who are inevitably turning it into another ‘Shanghai’ – you, the politicians acting in favour of the destruction of nature, are disgusting.”

Sam 2017-09-20 14:25:56 +1000

“We need to increase the protection of the land and the oceans that feed us.”

Liette 2017-09-20 14:18:43 +1000


Maelene 2017-09-20 14:13:26 +1000


Robert 2017-09-20 14:10:48 +1000


Serah 2017-09-20 14:09:51 +1000


Ciara 2017-09-20 13:50:18 +1000


Jordan 2017-09-20 13:48:28 +1000


Jason 2017-09-20 13:28:03 +1000


Jan 2017-09-20 13:22:41 +1000


Michael 2017-09-20 13:13:22 +1000