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Channel Country Protected!

We did it! Queensland Channel Country Rivers will be protected from oil and gas.

Will you write a thank you message to Premier Steven Miles, congratulating him for bringing in these protections in his first week as Premier?

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  • Sue Ashmore
    commented 2024-01-02 11:33:09 +1100
    Thank you so much for standing up against fracking. Future generations and the current generation of Australians thank you.
  • Berni Aquilina
    commented 2024-01-02 11:07:01 +1100
    Dear Premier Miles

    Thank you for protecting the Qld Channel Country from fracking, it’s so important to protect Australia’s water resources. Congratulations on providing this protection, I live in NSW but safe water resources is an issue for all Australians.


    Berni Aquilina
  • Juanita Frare
    commented 2024-01-01 17:58:26 +1100
    Thank you SO much for listening. The Channel country is a truly amazing place and deserves to be preserved for many reasons.
  • Heidi Rix
    commented 2024-01-01 17:35:29 +1100
    Congratulations Premier Steven Miles on protecting the Channel Country Rivers from oil and gas!

    This is a wonderful step forward. Thank you!
  • ToneZ Mummery
    commented 2024-01-01 14:54:45 +1100
    Thankyou so much Premier Miles for bringing in these protections. Thankyou for listening to what the people want and acting . good stufff! hope to see this trend increasing in government.

    Thanks again! Tonez Mummery.
  • Graeme Kelleher AO
    commented 2024-01-01 14:26:41 +1100
    Dear Premier,

    Please accept my congratulations to you for acting to protect the Queensland Channel Country rivers from oil and gas!
  • Frank Phillis
    commented 2023-12-31 20:32:54 +1100
    Premier Miles, a note of thanks for the protections enshrined for the Channel Country Rivers region. Our natural wonders belong to all Australians, and not to be exploited by private interests for their own gain, with minimal recompense to the commonwealth.

    Again, thank you. I hope you will continue to stand up and protect our natural heritage.
  • Marie Ferland
    commented 2023-12-31 16:33:44 +1100
    Dear Premier Miles,

    I want to thank you for having the courage to ban fracking on the incredibly special and unique channel country. This is the only way to protect the rivers, including the Murray, the wetlands, and all the biodiversity they contain and support. These are irreplaceable shared resources that can’t be offset or rehabilitated by the companies that have argued in favour of fracking.

    Although I (and many others) live far from the Channel Country in Queensland, we know its value now and far into the future, especially as climate change continues to create huge challenges in so many ways. As a country we must all make decisions that will benefit us in the short and long term, and you have shown what government can do. I/we applaud you and wish you every success in achieving your other goals as Premier.

    Many, many thanks and all best wishes to you, your family and your government for 2024,

    Dr MA Ferland

  • Lucky Rose
    commented 2023-12-30 14:24:06 +1100
    Thankyou Premier Miles for saving our channel country

    You are amazing to stand your ground against destructive companies who want to destroy our beautiful country for money and greed

    Hoping to hear more news like this in our quest for saving our nature

    Once it’s gone,it’s gone forever

    Renewables are the way to go
  • Janene Riddell
    commented 2023-12-29 17:13:36 +1100
    Thankfully common sense and an understanding of the true importance of our fragile river systems has prevailed.

    Many Thanks for helping this be a positive outcome at last.
  • Rebecca Bishop
    commented 2023-12-29 13:59:42 +1100
    Dear Premier Miles,

    Thank you so much for the ban on fracking – you are truly thinking of our children’s future!

    May you have a wonderful year in 2024.
  • Kerry Thomas
    commented 2023-12-29 12:15:35 +1100
  • Kerry Thomas
    commented 2023-12-29 12:11:21 +1100
    Many, many thanks Premier Miles!!!
  • Steve Yuen
    commented 2023-12-29 11:09:07 +1100
    Thank you for protecting the channel country rivers

    Steve Yuen
  • Elizabeth Reid
    commented 2023-12-29 09:39:40 +1100
    Congratulations, a forward thinking Premier

    Who listens to the needs of his peoples
  • Ray Cowling
    commented 2023-12-28 21:52:25 +1100
    Thanks for fulfilling the long held promise – a sign of a greater awareness of the environment
  • Claudia Koch-McQuillan
    commented 2023-12-28 16:49:22 +1100
    Thank you for protecting the Channel Country against fossil fuel exploration, that’s such great news!
  • Stephen Hodgkin
    commented 2023-12-28 16:05:02 +1100
    Good on you, well done.
  • Samar Singh
    commented 2023-12-28 15:07:22 +1100
    Thank you for protecting Qld Channel country from Oil and Gas exploration. Best regards,
  • Rob Baigent
    commented 2023-12-28 14:56:43 +1100
    I’m really pleased to learn that you have protected Qld Channel Country from oil and gas exploration and production. This is a wonderful Christmas present for me and all of Australia.

    I am now hoping you will extend the ban to all of Queensland before next Christmas
  • James Brown
    commented 2023-12-28 11:08:46 +1100
    What a great first week! Thanks for protecting the Channel Country Rivers from oil and gas.
  • Helga Burry
    commented 2023-12-28 10:21:26 +1100
    Dear Premier Miles

    I’d like to thank you so much for passing the laws that now protect the Channel Country for fracking.
  • Rosey Signorini
    commented 2023-12-28 09:25:10 +1100
    Dear Mr Miles

    On behalf of myself, my four daughters, 5, soon to be 6 grandchildren, THANK YOU for saving the pristine channel country to the Lake Eyre basin : breeding ground for millions of migratory birds & headwaters of the great Murray.

    Your legacy will live on with nature at its heart, as are we, the very beneficiaries of earths bounty.

    May you and your family enjoy a safe & happy new year.


    Rosey RN, BBHA, MECH, GDMH
  • Sally Amber
    commented 2023-12-27 17:54:59 +1100
    What heartening news it was to learn that one of your first actions as Premier was to protect Channel Country from fracking. To take a stand in defence of precious Country like this is necessary and courageous. Thank you so much for acting wisely and decisively at this time.
  • Angela Nilsen
    commented 2023-12-27 16:30:09 +1100
    Thank you for standing up for what is the right thing to do. Please continue to stand tall among other politicians!
  • Jane Minor
    commented 2023-12-27 16:15:49 +1100
    I wish to thank you on behalf of myself and my entire family for protecting the Channel Country Rivers from new oil and gas production.

    We are all extemely concerned about the effects of climate change – droughts, fires, floods, and famines resulting in increased migrations – that present and future generations will have to deal with. Your protections will go a tiny way in mitigating these effects.

    Yours sincerly,

    Jane Minor
  • Grahame Shelley
    commented 2023-12-27 14:36:22 +1100
    Thank you Premier for protecting the Channel Country from toxic fracking. Such a golden moment in the dismal fog of political inaction !
  • Alex Harper
    commented 2023-12-27 14:33:45 +1100
    Dear Premier

    This is a wonderful first step in your administration. Please keep this up and show every Australian that you really understand the negative impact that coal and gas powered energy has already brought to our climate. I don’t live in QLD but I firmly believe that we need to make the required changes to how we source our power now, not in five or ten years or by 2050. Now, if we are going to make any difference at all.
  • Fiona Webb
    commented 2023-12-27 13:34:20 +1100
    Dear Premier

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting life first.
  • Ruth O'Reilly
    commented 2023-12-27 13:21:51 +1100
    Thank you for protecting our precious Australian environments