Premier Palaszczuk, special treatment for Adani must end

Premier Palaszczuk, it's time to stop making special rules to suit Adani.

In October, Minister Lynham declared Adani’s Carmichael Combined Project “critical infrastructure” and a “prescribed project” - giving Queensland's Coordinator-General an extraordinary array of powers to fast-track water assessments and potentially, with ministerial consent, strip away review and appeal rights (read more).

Now, your government has amended its own groundwater protection laws to exempt Adani from normal public notification and third party merits appeals on associated water licences (read more).

Queensland farmers, traditional owners and other landholders, our ancient springs and precious ecosystems, all dependent on our groundwater, are relying on you to properly assess the groundwater and all other potential impacts of this massive coal mine.

Premier, it's time to stop giving Adani special treatment, and stand up for Queensland. 

Premier Palaszczuk, we urge you to

1. Commit to ensuring the massive Carmichael coal mine and rail project, and associated infrastructure, is subject to full and proper impact assessment.

2. Revoke both the “prescribed project” and “critical infrastructure” declarations for the Adani Combined Project - to prevent the Coordinator-General from utilising his powers to interfere with and take over the Project’s assessment and to remove powers of public and Court scrutiny.

3. Revoke the amendments recently passed which exempt Adani from being subject to proper public notification and Court scrutiny of their potential groundwater impacts.


Who's signing

2,925 signatures

Will you sign?

  • signed 2016-12-06 10:34:57 +1000
    I voted for you last time based on the stance you “presented” on environmental issues prior to the election. What you have done since then is an utter betrayal. You have a great deal of ground to cover before I would vote labour again. (The independents are an infinitely more credible option at the moment)
  • signed via 2016-12-06 09:24:11 +1000
  • signed 2016-12-03 11:34:17 +1000
    Sarah Lejeune
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-02 05:56:38 +1000
    Sign & share @edo_qld's petition: Premier Palaszczuk, no special treatment for #Adani on #Carmichael. Stand up for #Qld!
  • signed 2016-12-02 05:56:20 +1000
    Carol Barnett
  • signed 2016-12-01 16:19:54 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-30 16:54:34 +1000
    We must stop this f88888g Adani mine,
  • signed 2016-11-30 14:34:08 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-27 19:25:22 +1000
    Adani’s Carmichael coal mine is not environmentally sound and from family experience resource industry does not guaranty jobs.
  • signed via 2016-11-26 14:50:58 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-26 07:39:47 +1000
    Sign & share @edo_qld's petition: Premier Palaszczuk, no special treatment for #Adani on #Carmichael. Stand up for #Qld!
  • signed 2016-11-26 07:38:59 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-25 20:14:06 +1000
    Clare Loveband
  • signed 2016-11-24 17:28:03 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-24 06:20:06 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-23 15:05:11 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-23 11:42:55 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-22 23:36:15 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-22 16:16:17 +1000
    It is unbelievable that the Queensland Government is making so many allowances for Adani and this coal project. We all know that the job figures they tout are unrealistic, as are their environmental impact assessments. On top of taking advantage of us – Queensland taxpayers – to plump Adani’s pockets, we also have to live with the consequences of global warming which this coal mine will undoubtedly contribute hugely to. You are not doing the job a Government should do – as usual, you are pandering to commercial interests at the cost of your constituents.
  • signed 2016-11-22 15:27:34 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-22 05:13:43 +1000
    When the world is transitioning rapidly out of fossil fuels to save the planet from likely biological annihilation, it is ludicrous to approve and give special consideration to a coal mine which will hasten our likely extinction and destroy our assets like the Great Barrier Reef. Do not be so short sighted.
  • signed 2016-11-22 03:06:12 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-21 23:04:10 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-21 20:51:20 +1000
  • signed 2016-11-21 20:03:51 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-21 16:41:23 +1000
    Sign & share @edo_qld's petition: Premier Palaszczuk, no special treatment for #Adani on #Carmichael. Stand up for #Qld!
  • signed 2016-11-21 12:53:04 +1000
    Please do not give Adani special treatment.

    Companies in the Sustainable Energy sector should be given a helping hand and not be disadvantaged.
  • signed 2016-11-21 10:48:03 +1000
    Patricia Gemmell
  • signed 2016-11-21 08:51:25 +1000
    The export and burning of coal from this mine will contribute to the planet being unfit for life as we know it. We must leave coal in the ground if we are to meet our global obligations toward a survivable future. Australia is a dry continent. Do not give unconstrained access to our precious water resources and threaten the Great Artesian Basin. We cannot risk our future for short-term gains.
  • signed 2016-11-21 06:25:04 +1000


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