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  • signed Renewables-led Recovery 2020-08-18 11:08:29 +1000

    Tell the federal government that we want a renewables-led recovery

    We know that we need renewables NOT gas for a sustainable, healthy future for our communities, our environment AND our economy. 

    We can't let our government keep propping up this destructive industry. It’s time we invested our money wisely on safe and sustainable industries, and towards a clean energy future.

    Tell the federal government that we want a renewables-led recovery!


     

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  • signed Our Pledge 2017-01-04 08:54:13 +1100

    Our Pledge

    To our Parliamentarians –

    I am taking a stand to protect my community and the future of our country from inappropriate mining.

    I am asking you to join me.

    It is clear that mining and unconventional gas companies are riding roughshod over our governments and local communities. Corruption and poor regulatory process is being exposed at every turn. These industries cannot be trusted.

    Coal and gas licences or applications already cover more than half of Australia. 

    Right now people are suffering, and our farmland, bushland and water resources are being put at risk.

    Enough is enough.

    Our Call to Country provides a plan for national reform that delivers a moratorium on unconventional gas mining and a Royal Commission into corruption and maladministration associated with the mining industry.

    We are calling on you to support us in putting healthy communities, a sustainable economy, and clean water first.

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  • signed Mine Rehab Petition 2016-08-05 16:23:08 +1000

    Make Coal Giants Pay for Mine Clean-Up

    Our new report – Abandoned Mines in Queensland: Toxic Time-bomb or Employment Opportunity? – calls for big mining companies to cover the cost of rehabilitating the State’s abandoned mines and estimates that this would generate 6000 jobs in regional Queensland!

    There are too many large abandoned mines, and the full cost of cleaning them up is too large and should not fall on taxpayers. If mines are levied to pay for the clean up, they can also create jobs in the process.

    Why should we miss out on hundreds of schools and hospitals because we’re footing the bill for the mess left behind by irresponsible mining companies?

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    9,424 signatures

    We call on the NSW and Queensland Premiers to strengthen weak mining laws and force companies to honour their obligations to rehabilitate their mines. The following needs to be done:

    1. Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
    2. Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
    3. Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
    4. Penalise companies who breach rehabilitation requirements.


    Together we can ensure that the mining industry is held to account and that our land and water resources are protected against abandoned mines.

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