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



Benedict 2017-11-09 12:51:13 +1000


Carolyn 2017-11-09 12:42:32 +1000


Anita 2017-11-09 12:42:18 +1000


karl 2017-11-09 12:31:59 +1000

“Even up the balance or values between long term environmental services and short term commercial ventures.”

Bob 2017-11-09 12:31:26 +1000


Bill and Karen 2017-11-09 12:28:03 +1000

“the refocus is overdue: let go of cut-throat economics, embrace nature ……”

Scott 2017-11-09 12:27:51 +1000


Dianne 2017-11-09 12:26:32 +1000


Marta 2017-11-09 12:21:06 +1000

“We need to preserve our wildlife and nature before it’s too late, too many endangered and extinct species due to humans, it’s not natural selection when we possess the power to select which species in our ecosystem survive. We need to act now, it’s already too late for many species and Australian wildlife.”

Taila 2017-11-07 05:31:30 +1000

“These reforms are vital to protect our environment and our democracy.”

Geoffrey 2017-11-05 06:24:16 +1000

“There needs to be more protection of our environment that supports fauna/flora and people eg clean water supply, stopping salinity in agricultural areas, providing jobs (Great Barrier Reef is a good example of this). Reducing vegetation clearing needs to be instigated again.”

Nina 2017-11-04 12:04:50 +1000


Samuel 2017-11-03 19:55:00 +1000

“No political donations by any developer or corporate political donors.

Our governments need to be free from payback deals made to increase the power, privilege and profits of the rich and very rich.

All laws should protect our unique and irreplaceable resources and prevent the destruction of our environments, community and in the end this great country.

All politicians and governments should follow the lead of so many other forward thinking countries and cities and immediately transition away from fossil fuel and implement and support in every way renewable energy and sustainable jobs.

Stop excessive tree and land clearing; protect our magnificent Reef and wildlife and clean up Queensland – beautiful one day, destroyed the next.

Queensland is becoming renown for a dying reef, devastated farmlands and disappearing wildlife. Tourists have no interest in swimming in dirty water, seeing no marine life, breathing in polluted air, photographing desolate farmlands and flying over massive, black holes.

Stop the destruction of Queensland now and don’t give one cent to Adani or approval for the dirtiest mine in Queensland’s history.

Leave a legacy of which every politician would be proud.”

Gillian 2017-11-02 05:48:17 +1000


roy 2017-10-31 08:42:33 +1000

“The impacts of climate change continue to wreak havoc around the globe and yet Qld farmers continue to clear thousands of hectares of trees, destroying native wildlife Why can we not introduce strong legal protections against excessive tree clearing and reform ineffective “offset” laws. When will politicians start listening to voters.”

Theresa 2017-10-28 16:30:23 +1000

“Global Impact Group & Worldbridgers supports the 7 key reforms suggested by EDO Qld office.”

Kana 2017-10-27 20:18:52 +1000


Elizabeth 2017-10-26 19:17:24 +1000

“No healthy environment, no us.”

Kerri-Lee 2017-10-26 17:26:57 +1000

“Stronger environmental laws are needed to protect our green environment to provide healthy communities and happy humans”

Kay 2017-10-26 12:57:47 +1000

“The Adani proposal is likely to cost present and future residents, tax payers – and those that hope to have available water for domestic, business, country business…

and the man has been shown to be unreliable, untrustworthy and where does he put his finances…

no benefit to us, or to the major Oz assets the reef… HAVE COURAGE

Judy 2017-10-26 12:47:06 +1000


Margaret 2017-10-26 09:11:32 +1000

“Joanne E Barkworth”

Joanne 2017-10-26 08:12:26 +1000


Heather 2017-10-26 07:50:06 +1000

“What a great place Queensland would be if these became law.”

michael 2017-10-26 07:39:00 +1000

“Loss of koala habitat in the Warner area due to excessive tree clearing.”

Cecily 2017-10-26 07:18:29 +1000


Sharon 2017-10-26 05:47:14 +1000


Jackson 2017-10-26 01:21:57 +1000


Bec 2017-10-25 22:33:30 +1000

“The natural environment needs to be protected from big business, and the wildlife it supports includes us as humans, trees give us oxygen to BREATH!! The deep complexity of our ecosystems need to be respected, treasured and protected.”

Sarah 2017-10-25 22:27:11 +1000