Petition for prohibiting aerial spraying (closed)

Take the intiative to protect human health and add your name to the petition for prohibiting aerial spraying .

Petition to the Tasmanian State Government to take action to immediately prohibit the aerial spraying of Herbicides/Pesticides/Fungicides over our water catchments.

We the undersigned Citizens of Tasmania believe that aerial spraying of toxic chemicals is totally unacceptable.  Problems with spray drift resulting from aerially applied chemicals cannot be overcome according to the APVMA who are the authority that regulates the usage of pesticides within Australia.

In order to protect the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians, including future generations as well as the environment, we demand that aerial spraying cease immediately.


Closes 24 March 2010.

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Petition to the Rudd Labor Government (closed)

This is an independent Tasmanian community initiative for everyone left at risk by the Gunns pulp mill approvals process.


What is the petition about?

The Petition of the undersigned Citizens of Australia declares that, in relation to the Tamar pulp mill assessment; the risks and costs of the proposal to agriculture, tourism and recreation; the total subsidies that will be required; and the investments, health and safety of the citizens in the region; all were ignored in the truncated process.

Your petitioners were effectively unrepresented by their elected ‘representatives’.

Your petitioners want a return to;

  • the protection of transparent due process;
  • public & industry participation and protection in planning and;
  • equal treatment for all;

and therefore request that the Senate act to delay any pulp mill until a complete and independent study of the risks and costs to other industries and communities has been conducted including the likely total costs of all subsidies and cost relief (to Australian risk assessment or federal Treasury standards); the results made public and properly debated.

Due date

The closing date has been extended to Monday 30 August, 2008. Please return completed petitions to ‘Petitions’, 150 Frankford Rd. Exeter TAS 7275.

Phone 0400 478 034 for more information. Also see for more information about the community’s grievances.

The petition numbers are continuing to build. Thank you for your valuable support.

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