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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



Amber 2017-10-16 09:22:15 +1000


Toni 2017-10-16 08:57:15 +1000


Kym 2017-10-16 07:45:59 +1000

“wonderful reforms .”

gorman 2017-10-16 06:30:04 +1000


roert 2017-10-15 23:34:28 +1000


Deb 2017-10-15 20:18:45 +1000

“Please back these laws that seek to protect the land and habitat in our State from irreversible damage and put on place safeguards so that only responsible, sustainable development for communities and commerce can he pursued.”

Susie 2017-10-15 18:32:23 +1000


Kaz 2017-10-15 18:25:38 +1000

“tony Gibson”

Tony 2017-10-15 15:50:26 +1000


Anne 2017-10-15 15:44:18 +1000

“Stop Adani Mine.
Guarantee Transparency between all political parties.
Ensure homeless people are looked after and have access to food, water, shelter
Protect and maintain Koala and Nature Reserves.”

Jo 2017-10-15 15:29:49 +1000


Anna 2017-10-15 15:03:03 +1000


Paul 2017-10-15 15:00:29 +1000

“Ross McPherson”

Ross 2017-10-15 14:26:00 +1000


Jan 2017-10-15 14:04:50 +1000

“Sheila Davis”

Sheila 2017-10-15 13:34:03 +1000


Dianne 2017-10-15 13:08:02 +1000

“There are some areas about which I consider that politicians should listen to the community. I do not know anyone except developers and others with a vested interest who thinks developer donations are acceptable. David Pincus”

David 2017-10-15 12:41:55 +1000


Steven 2017-10-15 12:13:44 +1000


Joan 2017-10-15 11:00:06 +1000


Carol 2017-10-15 09:07:27 +1000

“These 7 key reforms are essential to good governance, a healthy democracy, a vibrant sustainable economy and a natural environment in which measures to ensure protection of habitat, flora and fauna centuries into the future are firmly put in place.
It is not difficult but a matter of common sense and practical action.
Sustainability is the future; vegetation, wind and waves create oxygen. The wildlife that depended on those trees lives where now or were they killed too when the bulldozers destroyed their homes.

Stop the destruction of Australia.”

Johanna 2017-10-15 07:46:07 +1000


Harmony 2017-10-15 03:35:27 +1000


karen 2017-10-14 23:34:39 +1000


Jax 2017-10-14 21:55:09 +1000

“Christine Bennett

Following the retrograde actions of the Newman Government’s repeal of vegetation conservation legislation in Queensland, the toll of dead and injured wildlife increased to critical levels. WWF reports that the number of native animals injured in South East Queensland almost TRIPLED in this four year period. I am horrified, just horrified, that from 2012 to 2014, a staggering 500,000 ha of wildlife habitat was cleared in Queensland. This figure excludes the recent data of 400,000 ha for just ONE YEAR in 2015/16.


Christine 2017-10-14 17:55:47 +1000


John 2017-10-14 16:09:49 +1000


Callan 2017-10-14 09:27:28 +1000


Robert 2017-10-14 09:19:20 +1000


Liz 2017-10-14 07:44:13 +1000