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  • signed National Parks for Life 2020-05-26 12:20:46 +1000

    National Parks for Life - Sign the Petition

    Well-managed National parks are a safe haven for Queensland's endangered wildlife

    National parks and other protected areas are one of the best ways to conserve nature and protect cultural values. They provide a legal safeguard for wildlife and connect us with rich, life-giving landscapes essential for our well being. 

    Despite Queensland’s living cultural landscapes being the most diverse of any state or territory in Australia, we have the smallest proportion of land in protected areas such as national parks. 

    In 2016 the Queensland Government committed to doubling the area of protected land from around 8% to 17%, but since then, very little has changed. 

    As Queenslanders, we treasure our national parks and with the leadership and consent of First Nations people, call on the Queensland Government to build a bigger and better system of parks and protected areas across the state by: 

    1. Maintaining the commitment to double the size of Queensland’s protected area system.
    2. Investing in well-managed new National Parks to protect species and help rebuild  regional tourism. 
    3. Increasing funding for management of our existing national parks, creating more jobs for Park Rangers and land managers.

     

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  • signed Power Up Queensland 2020-05-14 15:40:11 +1000
    Lynn Catherine Roberts

    Ask our Politicians to Power-up Queensland With Clean, Renewable Energy

     

    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.

    436 signatures

    Dear Premier,

    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:

    1. Rule out any new coal-fired power stations in Queensland
    2. Develop a plan to shift away from polluting coal power
    3. 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.

    Signed, 

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