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Message the Premier - Acland Decision

Today, Acland farmers won the first ever community challenge against a coal project, the Acland Stage 3 expansion on the Darling Downs, in the High Court of Australia.

It’s a historic moment.


But it doesn’t mean the project is permanently beaten.  It means that it will now be sent back to the Queensland Land Court for a fresh review of the entire merits of the project.

The Premier has done the right thing, standing up to New Acland Coal and their advertising campaign, and waiting for the High Court decision.

Let’s thank her for that, and ask her to now finally end the uncertainty and negotiate the withdrawal of the mining project, whilst stepping in to support workers and the local community.

Leave a message for the Premier and Deputy Premier in the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll print them all out and present them with it.

Please thank them for what they have done so far to respect the High Court, but explain the effect on the local community has been too great and a restructuring package for workers and withdrawal of the project is needed.  The Darling Downs foodbowl is no place for a coal mine.


  • Anne Forsythe
    commented 2021-02-24 07:31:19 +1100
    You have done the right thing waiting for the High Court decision. Will you now support workers in the area with a restructuring package for future work in clean agriculture or clean energy? The Darling Downs should remain a food production area, not a coal mine. We simply must protect our environment, and our world, and stop mining fossil fuels.
  • Graeme Curry
    commented 2021-02-17 23:08:37 +1100
    Congratulations on the Acland High Court win.
  • Theresa Martin
    commented 2021-02-17 16:49:51 +1100
  • John Boyle
    commented 2021-02-09 11:35:05 +1100
    Dear Premier,

    Thank you for your understanding and for allowing the ‘breather’ whilst the High Court made its wise deliberations.

    The Ackland community has suffered for far too many years and surely, now its beyond time to stop any further mining, for increasingly unacceptable fossil fuels. Food production and preservation of clean water should always be given the highest priority.

    Furthermore, the world MUST quickly move to renewable technologies, if we, and our way of life, are to survive!
  • John Boyle
    commented 2021-02-09 11:22:14 +1100
  • Marcille Cameron
    commented 2021-02-07 18:53:27 +1100
    Thank you Premier, for waiting for a court decision. Please end the Acland coal project now, and ensure a sustainable future for workers and their communities.
  • Alison Myors
    commented 2021-02-07 18:42:03 +1100
    Thank you, Premier, for standing up to New Acland Coal and their advertising, and waiting for a court decision. Our futures depend on leaving fossil fuel in the ground, and ensuring food supplies, so stopping new coal mining on farmland is a no-brainer. Please end the Acland coal project now, and ensure a sustainable future for workers and their communities.
  • Liz Ford
    commented 2021-02-07 18:30:36 +1100
    Attention Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Looking to the future is probably your most difficult task !

    Whatever choices you make now, especially those surrounding coal mines, coal seam gas,etc., will effect my grandchildrens’ adult lives.

    Please think carefully about those choices, in a world moving away from the industrial age, and into the age of technology .
    We will still require a “clean” world, and we have the technology already to give us that – we need to transition away from the old and move towards the new order.

    Say goodbye to fossil fuels. Please stand firm against Adani.
  • marion hoad
    commented 2021-02-07 07:31:57 +1100
    Wow you did the right thing! Keep it up – ditch Adani Please
  • Victoria Bennett
    commented 2021-02-06 12:48:54 +1100
    Please protect our Land Water and Air NOW
  • Roger Seccombe
    commented 2021-02-06 10:25:16 +1100
    The Premier has done the right thing !!
  • Raymond Millar
    commented 2021-02-06 08:13:52 +1100
    Whilst all seem to focus on the community this issue is really about sensible land use,, the environment ,,the need to feed the exploding population . All the community does is act ,giving their time and suffering the inconvenience and cost of doing what in reality we are paying governments to do on our behalf.
  • Sue Cooke
    commented 2021-02-06 00:11:26 +1100
    Dear Premier and deputy Premier, thank you for respecting the High Court decision about the Acland Coal Mine. Please now put an end to the uncertainty and negotiate the withdrawal of the mining project. Good governments everywhere need to be stepping in to support workers and local communities to transition from dying and destructive industries with new opportunities and livelihoods in renewable, sustainable, and regenerative endeavours.
  • Jan Buckley
    commented 2021-02-05 18:50:08 +1100
    Thank you Premier for doing the right thing! Now please negotiate the withdrawal of the mining project and support the workers and the local community – for the sake of a sustainable future for everyone!
  • Rosemary Barrett
    commented 2021-02-05 18:05:37 +1100
    No more coal
  • Julie Pratt
    commented 2021-02-05 16:45:51 +1100
  • Margaret Hargans
    commented 2021-02-05 14:56:51 +1100
    well done ACLAND Premier wake up to what you are allowing to be done that is bad for the farmers’ people’ of this state. The planet will cease to exist if more care isn’t taken. STOP ALLOWING THE FELLING OF TREES. STOP FRACKING. THE LIST GOES ON.
  • Jacqueline Hamilton Lavery
    commented 2021-02-05 12:23:25 +1100
    Thank you Premier
  • Greg Smith
    commented 2021-02-05 12:06:08 +1100
    Premier. Please uphold the view of the courts. That’s what they are there for. Don’t waste the

    Livelihoods of the food bowl
  • Cheryl Peiffer
    commented 2021-02-05 11:54:29 +1100
    Dear Premier, Thank you for awaiting the High Court decision and halting the Acland expansion. Please now negotiate the withdrawal of the project and end the uncertainty by supporting workers to find new jobs and farmers by protecting their livelihood and the fresh food we all need.
  • Deidre Keys
    commented 2021-02-05 11:49:05 +1100
    Dear Premier, This is a plea to you to leave the magnificent Darling Downs as an agricultural area only. Please!
  • Sharyn Munro
    commented 2021-02-05 10:59:21 +1100
    The High Court has spoken. I thank you for waiting, and now beg you to end this long era of uncertainty and division in that community, with much ‘misinformation’ being disseminated by New Hope. These farmers should not have to go through another 100 days in Court. Coal is not the way to future sustainable jobs, especially in a non-remote area like this; QLD is more innovative than that!
  • Claire Clough
    commented 2021-02-05 10:40:35 +1100
    Thanks for awaiting high court decision. Please end this matter by backing the farmers and acland community. They want sustainable projects so their community thrives into the future.
  • Tracey Nayler
    commented 2021-02-05 10:11:12 +1100
    Leave it in the ground and instead let’s support an environment that supports us.
  • Helen Atkinson
    commented 2021-02-05 08:57:06 +1100
    Don’t allow coal mining in farming areas. The damage to the environment and communities cannot be undone.
  • Carolyn Mcpherson
    commented 2021-02-05 07:52:21 +1100
    This is the 21st century …Time to move forward …Stay on that pathway ..
  • Judith Hazelton
    commented 2021-02-05 02:33:37 +1100
    Coal mining is short term gain for the few with long term misery for the masses.
  • Brian Allen
    commented 2021-02-04 23:31:42 +1100
    Well done, keep up the pressure. Brian
  • Marcia Lorenz
    commented 2021-02-04 23:13:09 +1100
    Thank you Premier and Deputy Premier for supporting farmers and standing up to New Acland Coal. Now and in the future we need farming land more than a destructive coal mine.
  • Marianne Delroy
    commented 2021-02-04 23:01:12 +1100
    Please keep this area for agriculture and stop supporting coal mining. Instead support sustainable green businesses that will help improve our environment and reduce threats from climate change.