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Don't give States and Territories ultimate power over our environment.
  • Petitioned The Hon Julia Gillard MP

This petition was delivered to:

Prime Minister
The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Don't give States and Territories ultimate power over our environment.

    1. Caroline Blackmore
    2. Petition by

      Caroline Blackmore

      Bellingen, Australia

At the upcoming Council of Australian Governments meeting scheduled for December, the Prime Minister intends to hand responsibility for the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act over to the States and Territories. State and Territory Governments will have the power to approve development projects that have nationally significant environmental impacts. This comes at a time when State politicians are jumping over each other to weaken environmental protection. The only thing that limits their rapaciousness is that developments that threaten nationally significant species and communities currently have to be referred to Canberra for further investigation and approval. Don't let our Prime Minister remove this safeguard.

To:
The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister
Don't give States and Territories ultimate power over our environment.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 200 signatures
    2. Plans to devolve powers at COAG on hold

      Caroline Blackmore
      Petition Organizer

      This morning I wrote to the PM, presenting your signatures (now 185) and thoughtful comments. Thank you for your support!

      The plan to devolve EPBC Act powers to states and territories is now on hold. However, should states and territories reach agreement on the powers they want and the legislative framework to implement them, it will be back on the COAG agenda.

      We need to keep watch and keep up pressure to protect our Australian landscape and our flora, fauna and cultural heritage. Please follow and continue to support the Places You Love campaign (http://placesyoulove.org/).

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Three-quarters there!

      Caroline Blackmore
      Petition Organizer

      We've reached 75 signatures! There have been some great comments too. COAG is this Friday 7 December, so I hope to forward 100 signatures and comments to the Prime Minister tomorrow. Please remember to share. Thank you for your support!

    5. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • John Taylor AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because the state governments will stuff it up

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    • simon jarrett CAMBRAI SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      It will open the door to willy nilly windfarms all over Adelaide Hills zone and yorke Peninsula

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    • David Hill AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Should be bloody obvious. Stop thinking in dollars which will save no-body

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    • Clare De Mayo MAYFIELD, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      We need every level of safeguard possible

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    • ram ayana BELLINGEN, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Nothing is more important than safeguarding our heritage and health from the depradaions of greedy developers who are ready to sell our birthright for their pottage.

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