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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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  • Gayle Adams
    commented 2023-12-23 09:27:29 +1100
    Dear Premier. Huge congratulations to you and your Government for the decision to protect the Channel Country from fossil fuel exploration.
  • Lorraine Brown
    commented 2023-12-23 09:26:09 +1100
    Thank you so much for making the decision to protect the Channel Country from fracking. It is such an important and precious part of our country.

    We humans seem to do so much ‘using’ of nature without consideration for how our actions impact the incredible life support system that supports our lives on this planet.

    Meher Baba has said many decades ago, “No man and no nation can ignore the laws of Nature with impunity.” I suspect we – or our children and grandchildren – will see the full consequences of our actions within their lifetimes, but every step taken to be more thoughtful and respectful of how nature supports us, as part of nature, is helpful. As Meher Baba also said, we must do our best and leave the rest to God.

    May you seek to serve the people as best you are able in the very demanding and thankless job you have undertaken – and may you be supported by your own faith and the love of friends and family throughout your term of office.

    May your Christmas be joyful and give you strength to fulfill your new role in the year to come.
  • Tracey Stranger
    commented 2023-12-23 09:22:50 +1100
    Well Done & Thank You for protecting our Precious land & ecosystem to protect the water & food & wildlife it provides & listening to our Traditional owners too.
  • Kable Moore
    commented 2023-12-23 09:17:54 +1100
    Hi Steve,

    Well done Premier!!! First week in the top job and making great decisions on our country against fracking and the mess it leaves behind!
  • Denise Preston
    commented 2023-12-23 09:14:08 +1100
    The channel country, its water, wildlife and future is so important to all Australians. Thank you, well done, at last someone who cares for country.
  • Alan Everett
    commented 2023-12-23 09:12:52 +1100
    Fantastic news for our future, what a great example for others to follow as fracking is such a negative for the environment
  • Lynne Griffiths
    commented 2023-12-23 09:10:29 +1100
    Thank you for taking action to protect the Channel Country from fracking. A great start to your leadership of Queensland.
  • Derek Cooper
    commented 2023-12-23 09:09:58 +1100
    Excellent news! Well done Premier Miles, may other state and territory governments follow suit.

    Thankyou. Fingers crossed that there isn’t a catch.
  • Joanne Moylan
    commented 2023-12-23 09:08:59 +1100
    Thankyou Premier for protecting the Channel Country!
  • Gai Anderson
    commented 2023-12-23 09:08:05 +1100
    Dear Premier

    THANK YOU soooo much!

    Thanks to you sense and the only right decision have prevailed and this is a massively important change to our governments usually caving in to the demands of mining companies.

    Thank you once again. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that 2024 is a wonderful year fir you and yours

    Yours sincerely

  • Pia Pagotto
    commented 2023-12-23 09:03:02 +1100
    Thank you Premier for protecting the Channel Country Rivers from fracking! A brave but so necessary decision which is to be heartily applauded. THANK YOU
  • Cecile Storrie
    commented 2023-12-23 09:01:12 +1100
    Great to see some action taken
  • Bruce Hogben
    commented 2023-12-23 08:58:30 +1100
    Your decision to ban fracking in the crucial artesian lands is to be applauded. There are few wins for the environment, instead we see relentless loss and vandalism. Not this time however.

    Fantastic. Thank you.
  • Julie Dickson
    commented 2023-12-23 08:56:31 +1100
    Dear Premier Miles

    You have done a wonderful thing! Thank you for protecting the Channel Country from exploitation and disintegration by climate wrecking corporations. You, at least, have the sense to heed the signs of the effects of a world being dangerously heated from the use of fossil fuels.

    I hope you continue to be a champion for the communities and environment still at risk.

    With gratitude

    Julie Dickson
  • Martin Watts
    commented 2023-12-23 08:55:04 +1100
    Thank you for your actions . Now , let’s ban fracking in the whole of Australia !
  • Rob Simons
    commented 2023-12-23 08:51:52 +1100
    Anne & I would like to thank you for your brave decision to ban fracking, We are glad that you are protecting the things we treasure.

    Have a happy Christmas.

    Rob and Anne Simons.
  • Robyn Martin
    commented 2023-12-23 08:49:21 +1100
    Thank you Premier Miles for protecting the precious Channel Country of Queensland from fracking. Many Queenslanders are glad that you are actively working to preserve our unique natural areas.

    What you are doing for Queensland is greatly appreciated.

    Robyn Martin
  • Stuart Kennedy
    commented 2023-12-23 08:45:29 +1100
    Thank you for your timely intervention to prevent more oil and gas bastardry in the channel country! Your action sends a message of hope to we voters, that perhaps the ALP has not forgotten its responsibility to today’s and tomorrow’s Queenslanders, indeed to all Australians. Well done, Mr Premier!
  • David Singleton
    commented 2023-12-23 08:44:25 +1100
    Thank you Premier for acting swiftly to protect the Channel County’s rivers. I am a long term environmentalist and a new fan our yours. Thanks for caring.
  • Erica Siegel
    commented 2023-12-23 08:43:35 +1100
    Dear Premier

    A Very big Thank you for locking in protections for the rivers and floodplains of the Lake Eyre Basin from new oil a gas protecting the unique Channel Country for generations to come.**
  • Kathleen Green
    commented 2023-12-23 08:41:12 +1100
    Dear Premier, heartfelt thanks for protecting the Queensland Channel Country Rivers from oil and gas. This news brings great joy, especially at Christmas.

    May other Premiers follow your example.

    Water is precious. Water is life.

    Warm regards, Kathleen
  • Sally Kennedy
    commented 2023-12-23 08:39:25 +1100
    Thank you for protecting the Channel country from oil and gas. It is such critically important land. This means so much to me.

    Thank you
  • Debra Parish
    commented 2023-12-23 08:37:17 +1100
    Dear Premier,

    Thank you so much Qld govt for banning further fossil fuel exploration in the Channel Country which needs our protection. Debra
  • Roslyn Hancock
    commented 2023-12-23 08:35:55 +1100
    Dear Premier Miles

    It was the best news to get, hearing that your government had brought in the very needed protections for the Channel country and its rivers! Congratulations, and Thankyou!


    Roslyn Hancock
  • Robert Glasson
    commented 2023-12-23 08:35:51 +1100
    Many thanks for finally protecting the Queensland Channel Country Rivers from oil and gas in your first week as Premier – well done!!!!
  • Stewart Turnbull
    commented 2023-12-23 08:26:29 +1100
    Hey Steven

    Awesome work ,love that you have stopped the fracking , all new fossil fuel projects need to be stopped forever
  • Robyn Mill
    commented 2023-12-23 08:19:35 +1100
    Dear Premier, you took your time, but we are grateful that at last our Channel country has protection from new environmental damage AND your government has further kept your promise to ban these destructive industries. Our Christmas wish has been realised, thank you. It’s a good start, now how about saving Toondah harbour and our precious wetlands?

    Merry Christmas and happy new year, Robyn
  • Supriya Perera
    commented 2023-12-23 08:12:04 +1100
    Thank you for protecting Queensland Channel Country Rivers.

    Please continue moving away from fossil fuels, coal and gas.
  • Rhonda Green
    commented 2023-12-23 08:09:15 +1100
    Thank You for saving Queensland Channel Country Rivers from oil and gas, you are an inspiration for the rest of Australia to follow your decision to protect our land and water from the oil and gas industry.
  • Anne McGrady
    commented 2023-12-23 08:08:45 +1100
    Thankyou for listening to your people and preserving the land. It is so important for now and the future.