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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Michael 2017-10-25 22:14:06 +1000

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Megan 2017-10-25 21:41:16 +1000

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Eleanor 2017-10-25 21:35:10 +1000

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Catherine 2017-10-25 21:31:48 +1000

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Jackie 2017-10-25 21:21:28 +1000

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Inika 2017-10-25 21:05:35 +1000

“Development that removes critical koala habitat needs to be more considered than it is at the moment with offsets and money not a fair exchange. We will not have any koalas left in the wild un 15 years unless the rules around land clearing and development changes”

Ngaire 2017-10-25 13:05:08 +1000

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Kathleen 2017-10-25 06:00:28 +1000

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Corrine 2017-10-24 18:49:22 +1000

“Agricultural land needs to be protected from mining and our forests need to be managed without interference from big business too. Our environment needs better protection if we want our grand children’s children to have food security, water and a safe and healthy environment.”

Bev 2017-10-24 12:16:23 +1000

“Jacquie Sheils”

Jacquie 2017-10-24 09:25:15 +1000

“Stop short term near cited political spin and style of decision making. Protect the things that have no voice”

Renee 2017-10-23 19:15:46 +1000

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Jim 2017-10-23 17:39:11 +1000

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Patricia 2017-10-23 15:04:37 +1000

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Philippa 2017-10-23 14:59:17 +1000

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Sandra 2017-10-23 14:42:34 +1000

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Margaret 2017-10-23 14:24:33 +1000

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Matt 2017-10-23 13:04:30 +1000

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Anne 2017-10-23 12:03:11 +1000

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Bernard 2017-10-23 11:10:24 +1000

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Sherie 2017-10-21 18:43:12 +1000

“Once land is cleared in large areas, the environment is changed forever.

Too many species of flora and fauna are already stressed, under threat, at risk or endangered.

For everyone’s sake we need stronger laws to protect our environment.”

Joy 2017-10-21 18:30:12 +1000

“Support for the 7 key reforms is quite simply a “no brainer”.”

Col 2017-10-21 00:25:45 +1000

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Kelly 2017-10-20 22:16:13 +1000

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Jennifer 2017-10-20 16:23:49 +1000

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Gingie 2017-10-20 07:32:48 +1000

“I hope I get a grant in order to help the environment.”

Elizabeth 2017-10-19 15:49:36 +1000

“The Planet cannot afford for just one piece of it’s jigsaw, to be polluted. We must endorse this, and help save our planet, starting with our own Country.
Thank you for putting this document together.
Yours in clean oceans,
Chris Glennie”

Chris 2017-10-19 14:13:41 +1000

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Kate 2017-10-19 09:38:45 +1000

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Alison 2017-10-19 06:51:14 +1000