Stop Sand Mining on Stradbroke Island
  • Petitioned Campbell Newman

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Campbell Newman

Stop Sand Mining on Stradbroke Island

    1. Amanda Brigden
    2. Petition by

      Amanda Brigden

      Brisbane, Australia

North Stradbroke Island is one of Queensland’s most beautiful assets. It’s too important for politics!

Three large sand mines operate on Stradbroke Island, causing permanent damage that is impossible to repair or rehabilitate.

Current legislation plans to progressively phase out mining on Straddie and help the island community move to a diversified, resilient economy.

Campbell Newman has announced that he will overturn existing legislation, if elected, to allow international mining giant Sibelco to continue to plunder our island.

Whoever you vote for in the Queensland election, please sign the Save Straddie petition so we can let Campbell Newman know that you support ending mining and protecting this natural treasure.

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    1. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Kevin D'Arcy OMAGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Been there once & would like to return. So tranquil so beautiful.

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    • donna webster BUCCA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Enough of the torture... just stop. A small mine that causes enormous permanent damage. Miners are itinerant workers and will go to another mine anyway. Most miners come in via boat and the mainland so closing will not cost the local jobs people would necessarily think. Tourism brings in more $$$

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    • Susan Bradbury BARNEY VIEW, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I grew up on Stradbroke Island, from my birth 66 years ago. It was being mined then, and still is now. 66 years are quite enough; it's time now to try to repair this once beautiful island.

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    • Andrew Crook REDCLIFFE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      You need to understand that once it's gone, it's gone forever while the meagre short term gains for the people are dissipated far to easily.

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    • mike crook SANDGATE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      too much environmental degradation has already occurred.

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