Tell Qld Politicians We Want Stronger Environmental Laws

Dear friends,

Like you, EDO Qld lawyers and volunteers care passionately about a sustainable healthy future for the earth and all our grandchildren. 

"Cutting green tape" political agendas from both current and former Qld State Governments have seriously weakened environmental laws. 

Over the last three years the Qld LNP government has mounted an assault on Qld’s environmental laws that has driven our laws far, far backwards.

Right now, we have a chance to change that. If you care about healthy communities, the protection of nature, clean energy and a healthy climate, please sign our petition now.

Show Qld politicians just how many of us want environmental laws that are powerful and just.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Bragg, CEO of EDO Qld

GBR 

Authorised by Jo Bragg, CEO of Environmental Defenders Office Queensland, 30 Hardgrave Rd WEST END, QLD 4101

1,153 SIGNATURES
1,500 signatures

EDO Qld is calling on all political parties to back 7 key changes:

  1. Protection of Nature and Natural Resources - Introduce strong binding provisions to protect nature and our natural resources against short term development and resources extraction.
  2. Great Barrier Reef Protection - Strengthen Qld’s laws that protect the Reef. Ban industrial dumping and dredging in the Reef's World Heritage Area. Protect precious places - including Cape York and the Reef’s rivers and wetlands. 
  3. Clean Energy - Introduce a plan for the transition of Qld's economy away from a dependence on fossil fuel towards renewables and renewable jobs.
  4. Fair Democratic Processes - Make all decisions in the public interest, without permitting any person or corporation special access or influence. Reform rules for public donations to political parties, including restrictions on corporations.
  5. Citizen Rights - Strengthen long-standing community rights to information, objection, appeal and enforcement rights especially for mining projects.
  6. Access to Justice - Restore funding for EDO Qld, who provide the only non-profit environmental legal service in Qld to communities. 
  7. Fair administration - Increase the number of State Environment Department public servants and restore environmental decision-making powers. Remove Coordinator General powers to oversee environmental assessments and make binding decisions on environmental matters.

Will you sign?

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    I would like to see environmental legislation that actually protects the environment for the environment’s sake.
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    May there be winds of change for a better more just Queensland
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    Top marks to the Queensland LNP for destroying our environmental laws so their mining buddies could prosper but now is the time to have these environmental laws re-instated and have a better outcome for the reef.
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    We need all these 7 changes implemented Australia wide NOW! Governments MUST be held accountable for their actions where our natural environment is concerned.
    Environment Defenders Offices and Environmental Justice Australia are the legal protectors of our precious and unique natural environment and communities Australia wide and their funding and ability to advocate should be restored.
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