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

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Shae 2017-10-18 08:21:53 +1000

“Its a no brainer – JUST DO IT”

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“Tony Woodyatt”

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Robert 2017-10-17 19:59:40 +1000

“Funding for elections by developers in council n govt be stoped”

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Michele 2017-10-17 17:00:04 +1000

“These issues and more are being threatened by our elected governments not engaging with citizens and stakeholders, whose declarations and protests are made in the best interests of ecological sustainability.
We call on all political representatives to back these 7 key reforms:
Citizen Rights
Fair Democratic Processes
Great Barrier Reef and Nature
Safe Climate and Clean Energy
Excessive Tree Clearing
Clean Up Queensland
Access to Justice

Lissa Ware

Carla 2017-10-17 16:37:42 +1000

“Prevent the Adani mine from even starting and end ‘fracking’ forever-more…..”

Brett 2017-10-17 16:06:36 +1000

“Never before has it been so important to protect aeible land and aquifers. As we face a dryer future and one ironically with more storms and floods we need to allow the earth to recharge these aquifers and protect the viability of soil for growing our ever increasing population’s food supply. Nothing should get in the way of that except maybe species protection!”

Carolyn 2017-10-17 12:18:35 +1000


Holly 2017-10-17 12:16:04 +1000

“It is suppose to be a democracy, start listening to the people and not multi national corporatings”

leisa 2017-10-17 09:41:11 +1000

“The rights of the community should not be alienated by the power of wealthy corporations and individuals. The role of the environment in Queensland’s future prosperity and quality of life needs to be protected.”

Carol 2017-10-17 09:09:33 +1000

“More solar and rebates
More tanks
Less coal

No fracking as it wrecks the water table!!”

Chrissy 2017-10-16 21:14:11 +1000

“Help create a brighter future by backing these reforms.”

Fuschia 2017-10-16 19:56:51 +1000


Leigh 2017-10-16 19:37:21 +1000


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Wendy 2017-10-16 16:25:13 +1000

“The environment must have a voice. Be that voice”

Suzanne 2017-10-16 16:19:48 +1000

“Janet Sweatman”

Keith 2017-10-16 16:12:14 +1000


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Bonnie 2017-10-16 09:49:35 +1000


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