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



Leona 2017-09-20 13:04:34 +1000


Carolyn 2017-09-20 12:59:22 +1000


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Julie 2017-09-20 12:52:58 +1000


Michelle 2017-09-20 12:49:15 +1000


Eddo 2017-09-20 12:44:20 +1000

“I would like to see the ACT model for change of use fees – ie stop giving away for free the enormous profits nade by developers when they get “gifted” a change of use to develop.”

mark 2017-09-20 12:32:08 +1000

“It has corrupted our democracy, caused inequality and cronyism and our laws need to be changed.”

Maria 2017-09-20 12:13:23 +1000

“End corrupt self-interest influencing politicians.”

Bryn 2017-09-20 12:03:50 +1000


Tania 2017-09-20 12:01:57 +1000


Jacqueline 2017-09-20 12:01:44 +1000


Grus 2017-09-20 11:55:41 +1000

“Time to cull the power of developers and stop the endless clearing of bush in this state.”

Steve 2017-09-20 11:55:13 +1000

“Everyone who cares about a sustainable future for Queensland should sign this petition and help change today.”

Jolee 2017-09-12 13:34:55 +1000