Petition to Malcolm Turnbull
Don’t give Adani $1 billion to wreck our reef
Turnbull looks set to break his promise to give no public money to Adani's giant coal mine. We won't accept giving $1 billion of public money to a billionaire's company to fund a coal carting railway to the Great Barrier Reef. Tell the PM to invest in clean energy, not wrecking our reef. It looks like PM Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to give multinational mining company Adani $1 billion of public money to fund a coal-carting railway line from the Galilee Basin to the Great Barrier Reef coast. Media reports say the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funds are earmarked for the project. During the election, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said – on camera – that there would be no public funding for Adani's mine. We are holding him to that promise. We don’t want this mega-polluting coal mine. Billionaire polluter Gautam Adani has met the Prime Minister recently. When Mr Adani puts on the hard word, we need Malcolm Turnbull to know – we won't accept giving a billion dollars of public funding to a billionaire's company creating billions of tonnes of pollution. Mr Adani has a mining licence, but he will never have a social licence. Sign the petition calling on Malcolm Turnbull to put Adani's requests for publicly-funded subsidies in the bin. Together, let's call for our money to be invested in clean energy, not wrecking the Great Barrier Reef.
Petition to Mayor Cr Jenny Hill
Billionaire Adani doesn't need Townsville Ratepayers’ Gift - Council Must say "NO"
Townsville City Council recently voted to gift Adani Enterprises $18.5M to build a remote airstrip to support that company’s proposed Carmichael coal mine. This decision was made in secret, and the community was never told by the Mayor of her intention to push this gift through without asking the public about it. Council explains that the funds for this have been made available from savings achieved from this year's mass redundancies of over 300 people. Basically, Mayor Jenny Hill has (after receiving $1,467.45 in gifts from Adani in March this year) shoved a large amount of ratepayer’s money to an Indian billionaire. This decision can and should be reversed and all the relevant documents behind this secretive decision should be made available to the public. There are more pressing local priorities that this money could and should be directed towards. We the Citizens call on Mayor Jenny Hill and elected Councillors to: 1. Withdraw this decision at the next Council meeting and notify Adani, and 2. Make all documents related to this decision available to the public, free of charge so they can be openly viewed By signing this petition, you can send a clear message to Jenny Hill that it isn't good enough for hard-earned ratepayers’ funds to be provided to a Billionaire, who should be funding his for-profit enterprises himself.
Petition to The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission
Queensland CCC: Make a Full Investigation of Townsville City Council /ADANI Relationship
The Townsville City Council is using $Au18.5M ratepayer funds to support Adani Enterprises in building a remote airstrip to support that company’s proposed Carmichael coal mine. The decision has been made almost wholly in secret with almost no consultation of the Citizens that fund the council's workings. Recently, a clear Right to Information request was submitted to the council to make public the grounds for the secretive decision to gift this substantial amount of Citizen's funds: minutes of debate between councillors, analyses of costs and benefits to the Citizens whose funds are being gifted and the like. So far, the council is refusing to comply with this request. See https://www.change.org/p/billionaire-adani-doesn-t-need-townsville-ratepayers-gift-council-must-say-no for more information. $18.5M is more than $100 for every Citizen - woman, man and child - governed by the Townsville City Council. It is a substantial fraction of a whole year's council income. Such secrecy around the deployment of such a substantial amount of Citizen wealth is therefore highly irregular. One must therefore conclude it to be plausible that the decision is at least in part driven by unseen benefits for undisclosed parties. Given the council's unwillingness to give Citizens due account of the use of Their wealth, and in the absence of other obvious drivers of the decision, one must conclude this plausibility simply by a logical process of deductive elimination. We the undersigned therefore call on the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission to undertake a full investigation of the relationship between the Townsville City Council and ADANI. We call on the Commission to investigate both elected officers, represented by the Mayor Cr. Jenny Hill and nonelected executives represented by the CEO, Ms Adele Young. In the absence of a full and frank declaration of processes and proceedings by the council itself, we the undersigned seek verification of the council's probity by the Commission to restore our full confidence in the probity of Local Governments of this Land and their answerability foremost to Citizens.
Petition to Prime Minister Turnbull
Stop Adani: Save the Great Barrier Reef
Have you ever been to visit the Great Barrier Reef? If you visited it in the last 20 years you might have noticed some differences from what it used to be. The colour is fading, or the coral is “bleaching”. This may not seem like a big deal, but coral bleaching is a sign that our reef is dying, and WE are causing the main problem. An organisation called Adani has a plan to start a massive coal mine that will release 128m tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air if it goes through. This mine will undoubtedly gradually destroy the Great Barrier Reef through pollution. With your help, we can convince the government not to let Adani let their coal mines destroy our Coral Reef. Will we choose coal, or the Great Barrier Reef? Please sign this petition to save one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Petition to Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Tim Nicholls, Hon Jackie Trad MP, Steve Dickson, Steven Miles, Deb Frecklington, Christian Rowan
Queensland Politicians: Remember The Earth
The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea invite you to join us in petitioning the Premier, the Deputy Premier, the Minister for the Environment, the Leader of the Opposition, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Steve Dickson, State Leader of One Nation in the lead up to the forthcoming Qld election. Out of nearly 800 Sisters of Mercy, 125 live in Queensland electorates. We are deeply disturbed by a growing lack of reverence for all creation and the continual degradation of the Earth. We urge all politicians to develop policies and plans that address the concerns raised recently by the Bishops of Townsville. In particular we are concerned about: the impending loss of the Great Barrier Reef with back-to-back yearly coral bleaching across two thirds of its length the future of the Artesian Basin and its age-old water resources which are threatened by extraction by mega- mining developments across Queensland, and especially in the Galilee Basin the impact of proposed mines in Queensland on the global climate the significant increase in lung disease in local coal mine employees the one-third increase in land-clearing across the state a need for urgent dialogue critiquing cultural factors such as individualism, self-centredness, unlimited progress, the unregulated market, and consumerism. We invite you to show your support for the Earth by signing this petition which calls on the major parties to provide strong indications that these concerns are also their concerns and that they have policies and plans in place to address them.