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Supporters share valued insight for petition

19 December, 2017

About 1600 supporters signed our recent petition calling on ALL political parties to back 7 key reforms for communities and our environment. Here we share some of the insightful comments made by those who signed it.

A few months ago, EDO Qld called for signatures to a petition calling on ALL political parties to back 7 key reforms.

About 1600 signed, telling politicians we all want better citizen rights, fairer democratic processes, stronger laws for the Reef and nature, a safe climate and clean energy, a stop to excessive tree clearing, a cleaner Queensland and access to justice for all.

Thank you to those who signed our petition, which has been delivered to all parties.

We'd like to share with you a few of the comments from participants that we feel added extra value and insight to the petition.

It's not too late to sign our petition. 

“As a traditional owner from Wangan / Jagalingou Country we also need to have culturally appropriate guidelines set in place delivered by our people . So that we can work together to achieve better out comes when dealing with issues concerning the environment and sustainability .”


“Public Participation is a key element in achieving better environmental outcomes consistent with Intergenerational Equity. The Great Barrier Reef is important for Queensland, Australia and the World so every effort needs to be taken to protect its environmental values. Go renewables and goodbye coal as we tranistion to a better enviornmental future. Trees are greenhouse sinks to absorb carbon dioxide which reduce polluted runoff. Reduce tree clearing.”


“In only over 200 years look at what we have done to the Australian environment. Let’s give back to Australia what we have taken from it and live a more sustainable life. I fully support the 7 key reforms.”


“Here on the Sunshine Coast, environmental constraints on development have been ignored for decades. As a result, much of our cohesive ecology is now fragmented, including wildlife corridors and populations, wetlands, coastal landscapes. Where I live, on the Pumicestone Passage and south of here, developers are lining up to get their hands on the Bribie Island National Park, and the Halls Creek parcel currently the only buffer between Caloundra (South) and Brisbane. Tens of thousands of new residents surely will have an impact. If the elements of the planning process that addressed environmental issues carried more weight, we could co-exist far more harmoniously with nature, and leave something for generations to come. Thank you for all you do.”


Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) gives a strong legal voice to the environment when needed most.

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