Strategies in Action


We need to rapidly transition to a zero carbon economy, and draw down billions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, so it makes no sense for the Queensland government to allow any new projects that put us at greater climate risk, particularly in sectors where climate-safe alternatives are readily available.

2017 Qld state election candidate survey responses

The survey asks election candidates to indicate agreement or otherwise with each of the following statements:
1. We are in a climate emergency, with climate impacts already causing heat stroke, starvation, loss of life, and massive ecosystem destruction.
2. The Queensland government has a duty of care to make every effort to protect us all from dangerous climate impacts.
3. I support a legislative ban in Queensland on all new projects that contribute to global warming, applicable immediately in sectors where climate-safe alternatives are available.
4. In sectors where an immediate ban would not be possible, I support a rapid phase-in, in Queensland, of bans on new projects that contribute to global warming.
5. I support a legislative ban on any new coal mines in Queensland.
6. I support a legislative ban on any new CSG projects in Queensland.
7. I support a legislative ban on any new fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Queensland.
8. I support government decisions that give market certainty for the roll-out of climate-safe alternatives in Queensland.

Finally it asks which climate-related issue, if any, they will publicly support in their election platform.

Survey responses from candidates in the Nov 2017 Queensland state elections will be posted here as they come in.

Barron River electorate


*1 Cameron Boyd platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Bonney electorate


*1 Amin Javanmard platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Broadwater electorate


*1 Daniel Kwon platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Bulimba electorate


*1 Felicity Jodell platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Bundaberg electorate


*1 Marianne Buchanan platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Burdekin electorate


*1 Mathew Bing platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Burnett electorate


*1 Tim Roberts platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Caloundra electorate


*1 Marcus Finch platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Capalaba electorate


*1 Joshua Sanderson platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Chatsworth electorate


*1 Dave Nelson platform includes: Alternative Renewable Support

Condamine electorate


*1 Steven Thomas platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Coomera electorate


*1 Tayla Kerwin platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Everton electorate


*1 Bridget Clinch platform includes: a ban on any new fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Queensland

Ferny Grove electorate


*1 Elizabeth World platform includes: a ban on any new coal mines in Queensland

Gladstone electorate


*1 Peta Baker platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Glass House electorate


*1 Sue Weber platform includes: a ban on any new coal mines in Queensland

Gregory electorate


*1 Norman Weston platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available
*2 Bruce Currie platform includes: Striving to create a sustainable society, move away from burning fossil fuel and implement maximum use of finite resources.
Protect our vital ground and surface water supplies.
Maximum support for the renewable industry, spread the benefits through the community.

Gympie electorate


*1 Roxanne Kennedy platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Hervey Bay electorate


*1 Jenni Cameron platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Hill electorate


*1 Johanna Kloot platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Hinchinbrook electorate


*1 Lyle Burness platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Inala electorate


*1 Navdeep Singh platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Kawana electorate


*1 Annette Spendlove platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Keppell electorate


*1 Clancy Mullbrick platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Kurwongbah electorate


*1 Rachel Doherty platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Logan electorate


*1 Liam Jenkinson platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Lytton electorate


*1 Ken Austin platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Maiwar electorate


*1 Michael Berkman platform includes: a ban on any new coal mines in Queensland

Mansfield electorate


*1 Barbara Bell platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Maryborough electorate


*1 Craig Armstrong platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

McConnel electorate


*1 Kirsten Lovejoy platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Mermaid Beach electorate


*1 Helen Wainwright platform includes: a ban on any new coal mines in Queensland

Miller electorate


*1 Ted Starr platform includes: Our energy policy is to direct profits from power bills into construction of local renewable projects, lowering the cost of power bills and reliance on fossil fuels.

Morayfield electorate


*1 Gavin Behrens platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Murrumba electorate


*1 Jason Kennedy platform includes: All of the Above

Nanango electorate


*1 John Harbison platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Nicklin electorate


*1 Mick Tyrrell platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Ninderry electorate


*1 Sue Etheridge platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Noosa electorate

Eve Whiteside, One Nation candidate for Noosa, supports the Protect Elanda group and Cooran Earth Rights

Oodgeroo electorate


*1 Brad Scott platform includes: a ban on any new coal mines in Queensland

Pine Rivers electorate


*1 Jack Margaritis platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available
*2 Seath Holswich platform includes: I support a progressive switch from fossil fuels to renewables, in a way that won’t adversely impact the electricity bills of Qld families and businesses. I do not support the Adani proposal.

Redcliffe electorate


*1 James Bovill platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Redlands electorate


*1 David Keogh platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Rockhampton electorate


*1 Kate Giamarelos platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Sandgate electorate


*1 Miree Le Roy platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available. Miree says, “Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. While the two major parties fight to give Queensland over to fossil fuel companies, they seem to care less and less about this real problem that is facing all of us.”

South Brisbane electorate


*1 Amy MacMahon platform includes: a ban on any new fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Queensland

Springwood electorate


*1 Neil Cotter platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Stafford electorate


*1 John Meyer platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Stretton electorate


*1 Anisa Nandaula platform includes: a ban on any new coal mines in Queensland

Thuringowa electorate


*1 Mike Rubenach platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Toowoomba South electorate


*1 Alyce Nelligan platform includes: a ban on any new CSG projects in Queensland

Traeger electorate


*1 Peter Relph platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Warrego electorate


*1 Ian Mazlin platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available

Whitsunday electorate


*1 Imogen Lindenberg platform includes: a ban on all new climate-damaging projects in Queensland as soon as safe-climate alternatives are available