No new approvals.
Regulation for better protection of the Channel Country that was promised by the Palaszczuk Government has been shelved indefinitely due to the COVID-19 crisis.
While we wait, gas companies should not be allowed to frack our desert rivers and floodplains.
We are calling for a moratorium on any new gas mining on the Channel Country rivers and floodplains until protection is in place.
We understand that the pandemic is impacting timeframes, but the wildlife and communities of the Channel Country should not have to pay for it.
With the state election in October 2020, the Palaszczuk Government is running out of time to deliver on its 2017 election commitment to protect the rivers of the Channel Country.
Unconventional gas - fracking - if allowed on the floodplains will change the natural flow of these globally significant wetlands that support an abundance of wildlife, tourism and sustainable grazing in the Channel Country.
We are calling on the Palaszczuk Government to stop all new gas approvals on the rivers and floodplains of the Lake Eyre Basin until the protections promised at the last election have been put in place.
Placing a moratorium on all gas activities on the rivers and floodplains of the Channel Country will demonstrate to communities,Traditional Owners, industry stakeholders and the public that the Palaszczuk Government is committed to addressing concerns over the future management of this incredible river system right here in our state.
It’s time to show our politicians that communities across Queensland support a moratorium on all new gas mining approvals on our beautiful rivers and floodplains of the Channel Country.