environmental protection

35 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Steve Howard, John Wakefield, Gladys Berejiklian

Stop the littering of the Wentworth Courier

The Eastern suburbs local community in Sydney is alarmed by the systematic littering of a local newspaper, the "Wenthworth Courier". Every Wednesday, the newspaper deverses hundreds of kilos of pastic-filmed free magazines in the Beachside communities such as Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama or even further like Randwick, etc...regardless of your choice to have the said journal delivered, delivery people throw them in the streets, sometimes by dozens in pack in the pathways. Even after opting out, we've seen the journal back on porches after a few weeks. We, the people, would like the Journal to re-think its way of distribution and adopt a voluntary subscribing system instead of throwing hundreds of magazines in the streets and in nature. Needless to say we are close to our oceans, and numerous of those NON RECYCLABLE items end up in the water nearby. Considering digital distribution in 2017 seems like a effective way to stop the littering, and resolve the distribution issues all in once as well. The Wentworth Courier had numerous emails and calls of locals complaining but is refusing to adopt a better, more ecologic way of distributing its copies. Local councils are washing their hands of the issue as they are linked to the distributor. NSW Environment doesn't seem to think the issue is big enough. We believe if we can reach Mr Howard the editor, we can come up with solutions better for our community and our planet.    

Lucas Cristofle
356 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Hon Dr Steven Miles, Hon William (Bill) Byrne, Annastacia Palaszczuk

STOP Commercial Netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park !

IT’S TIME to end damaging commercial netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park! The Great Sandy Marine Park is THE ONLY Marine Park that allows commercial netting in what “should be” TRUE YELLOW CONSERVATION ZONE AREAS! Ending damaging commercial netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park – which has already been tentatively listed as a World Heritage Area, will bring a much needed boost to an environment deserving of proper marine protection. Using commercial nets to: Target spawning aggregations MUST BE STOPPED Target bream, whiting and flathead in conservation park yellow zones MUST BE STOPPED Target top level predators like mackerel , trevally, barramundi , threadfin salmon and shark MUST BE STOPPED Target low food value but high recreational fishing value fish like Golden Trevally, Snub nosed dart ( Permit ) , Queenfish, Giant Herring etc. MUST BE STOPPED Incidentally catch dugongs and marine turtles is definitely MUST BE STOPPED  NOTE - The Great Sandy Designated Area incorporates areas of conservation park zones in :- Baffle Creek & tributaries The Elliott River & tributaries The Burrum River & tributaries The Mary River & tributaries The Great Sandy Strait and Tin Can Bay Inlet Sign this PETITION to request Dr Steven Miles - Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef and the Palaszczuk State Government to commit to ending destructive commercial netting operations in the Great Sandy Marine Park and adjacent waterways under the current full term 10 year review to restore fish stocks and help protect the Queensland urban coast’s largest dugong population.

Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance Inc
4,658 supporters