Time is running out, our rivers are dying. The rivers in the north that feed the Darling are being sucked dry, affecting the whole Murray Darling system and causing wildlife and ecosystems to suffer. The water recovery target for the Murray Darling Basin plan has not been met despite the Plan coming into effect on 1 July 2019.
The Lifeblood Alliance, which QCC is part of is calling for the buy back of water to revive the Murray Darling. The Lifeblood Alliance consists of environmental, indigenous and community groups committed to keeping the rivers, wetlands and floodplains of the Murray darling basin healthy for the benefit of current and future generation.
Join us to call on Keith Pitt (Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia) and members of the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council to buy back water to revive our the Murray Darling.
We the undersigned call on you to give our native fish, waterbirds, wetlands and river communities a fair go.
The Murray Darling Basin Plan came into effect in July 2019 but the full water recovery target has not been met. The shortfall of 47.5 billion litres is well within the 1500 billion litre Cap on buybacks and must be recovered as a matter of urgency.
The quickest, cheapest and most efficient way of recovering this water is by immediately reinstating voluntary water licence buybacks through an open and transparent tender system.
A large percentage of the shortfall is in the Northern Basin where recovered water will benefit the Darling River and communities all the way to the River Murray.
We must Revive our Rivers. We call on you to bring back water buybacks now.63 signaturesAdd signature
Did you know that burning coal is Australia’s leading cause of climate change?
Would you be surprised to know that one organisation is responsible for two-thirds of the coal burnt in Queensland?
Would you be more surprised to learn that organisation is our elected State government?
Of the eight coal power plants in Queensland, six are owned or controlled by the state government, and use two-thirds of the coal burned in Queensland. In other words, the State government literally has the power to make change happen.
Currently, Queensland is Australia’s biggest carbon emitter, and Australia’s electricity grid is one of the most polluting in the world. There is no such thing as “clean coal”. Every day we burn more dirty coal is another day of needless toxic pollution.
The Queensland Conservation Council is campaigning to ensure Queenslanders can look forward to a safe and prosperous future, where coal power stations are replaced by clean renewable energy.
Sign the petition to ask our politicians to take real action to fight coal’s costly contribution to climate change.437 signatures
We, the undersigned, urge you to use your power and ownership of Queensland’s electricity system to deliver on your promise to cut Queensland’s climate pollution, and get us on track to zero net emissions by 2050, or sooner.
Queenslanders need you to be the hero of the hour and:
- Rule out any new coal-fired power stations in Queensland
- Develop a plan to shift away from polluting coal power
- Power-up Queensland with clean renewable energy
Despite the new global challenges we are facing, Queenslanders want to see the Sunshine State lead the way in creating a sustainable low-carbon economy and a safe future for our kids. You have that power. Please don’t let us down.