• Remediate the Northern Power Station site and save Bird Lake
    Port Augusta continues to suffer the economic, health and environmental consequences of the closure of the local coal-fired power station. The ash dam is no longer being kept damp to control dust and just after Christmas in 2016, horrible fly ash coated our houses and businesses - while Bird Lake, which used to receive the water that flowed over the ash dam to keep it wet, is now so dry it causes an unimaginable smell to waft across the town. Since that first Christmas we have suffered multiple dust storms, including as recently as 27th December 2017 - exactly one year after our town was subjected to its first torment. How long must we live in uncertainty and fear? The next premier of SA - ALP, SA Best or Liberal - needs to commit to full and proper remediation of the site and rescue our community from the science experiment Flinders Power and the EPA have left us in for the past 2 years. Full and proper remediation must include: The restoration of the physical site, including Bird Lake and the ash dams, to a best practice standard, independently verified and in consultation with the community. This includes short term management measures to deal with dust events. Investigation and remedying of health effects caused by the plant and its closure. First priority given to the safety and wellbeing of the community during the process. For the health of the community, Port Augusta must not be subjected to another horrific event where dust and stench become part of our everyday living. We call on the government to fix this mess once and for all so that the community can move forward together.
    12,015 of 15,000 Signatures
    Created by Greenpeace Australia Pacific
  • Stop the Nets in NSW
    We all love the beach, and people's safety is paramount. But the science shows these gillnets (otherwise know has beach nets or shark nets) don't make people safer. Instead, they indiscriminately capture and kill creatures like whales, dolphins and turtles. In fact, these kinds of harmless and iconic species account for more than 77% of marine life caught by nets in 2014/15. And for the majority of these creatures, these nets are lethal. In 2015, NSW Premier Mike Baird was a champion on this issue. He brought scientists and the community together to talk about beach safety in northern NSW. And after extensive talks and pressure from people like you, he made the decision “based on science, not emotion” to not expand nets along the beach. But, in 2016 he backflipped and decided to five more lethal nets along the coast. Now, the new Premier must listen to the tens of thousands of people calling for the nets to be removed. People power has stopped these unscientific nets before - we can stop them again! It starts here and now. Sign the petition to tell the NSW Premier that we do not support the expansion of lethal nets along NSW.
    24,313 of 25,000 Signatures
  • Ban the bag: New South Wales
    Around 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. We have to act now to clean up our seas. South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and ACT already have successful plastic bag bans in place. Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland have also committed to banning plastic bags by 2018. It’s time for New South Wales to step up and take plastic bags off the menu for marine life. Sign the petition and call on the State Environment Minister of NSW to ban plastic bags now.
    32,806 of 35,000 Signatures
  • Ban Microbeads in Australia
    Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are often used as exfoliators and found in our soaps and body washes. These little pieces of plastic may seem harmless- but large quantities are flushed down our drains every day and find their way into our beautiful oceans. A not so fun fact: 8 trillion micro-beads enter our waterways everyday… enough plastic to cover 300 tennis courts. When our marine life unknowingly consumes micro-beads it not only causes horrific implications for aquatic organisms- it has started to find its way back up the food chain as we are consuming these toxic fish. Let's not destroy this earth more than it already has been. Let's ban microbeads!
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