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farmers

5 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Rescind Adani's Unlimited Water License and support Aussie farmers!

As Queensland farmers, water is crucial for our livelihoods. As our climate gets hotter and drier, our water resources are even more precious. We call on the Queensland Premier to rescind the unlimited, free 60-year water license they are proposing to grant to the Adani coal mine. Background:  My name is Angus Emmott and I'm proud to be a third generation grazier from Longreach in outback Queensland. I'm committed to a sustainable future for farming in Australia and ask you for your support to protect our precious groundwater.  In Queensland, the proposed Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine has been granted unlimited access to groundwater. The mine, the biggest of nine proposed for the Galilee Basin west of Rockhampton, is expected to draw 26 million litres of water per day from its pits. Over its life this mine alone would total 355 billion litres of water and modelling already demonstrates that 2 springs will be shut down. As farmers we are angry about the special deal struck by the Queensland government to give Adani free water for its proposed coal mine. I am launching this petition today to call upon Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to support Aussie farmers and to rescind the water licenses that allow Adani access to unlimited water for 60 years. All over the country, farmers are battling to stop fossil fuel mining and fracking on their land. Nearly 90% of Queensland is currently drought declared, so why are we giving an Indian billionaire access to unlimited groundwater for a new coal mine? I'm asking all Australians, to stand with me in calling upon the Premier to rescind this approval before irrevocable damage is done to our groundwater systems and the long term sustainability of Queensland agriculture.  Angus Emmott with Farmers for Climate Action

Farmers for Climate Action
101,539 supporters
Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to Barnaby Joyce, The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, The Hon. Jaala Pulford MP, Richard Wynne

Support David Blackmore’s right to farm.

My name is Neil Perry. I’m a Sydney chef, owner of Rockpool Bar & Grill and I really need your help. David Blackmore, my good friend and long-time beef supplier, has had his farming permit rejected. It makes no sense - David’s produce is of award winning quality and his cattle are treated with utmost respect. It’s outrageous that complaints on machinery noise and birds from nearby residents and hobby farmers led to Council’s removal of David’s farming rights! Now this incredible farmer and his 1,300 cattle face being forced off his property in just 30 days. He’s fighting the ridiculous claim his farm is a “feedlot”. This is wrong. I have personally been on his property, many times - the cattle graze freely over green pastures and laze under red gumtrees - that comparison is absurd and damaging. David’s farmed here for over a decade, producing delicious beef that I, along with many other celebrity chefs undoubtedly trust in our Wagyu dishes. This is the type of Australian agriculture that should be encouraged, not stopped. I’m calling on the Minister for Agriculture and the Premier of Victoria to support and not hinder best practice Australian farmers by giving farmer David Blackmore back his right to farm. Please sign and share my petition, allowing David to continue to bring us the finest and most sustainably produced Wagyu in Australia.

Neil Perry
128,720 supporters