Let's end Australia's extinction crisis

Let's end Australia's extinction crisis

The independent review of Australia’s failed national environment law released its interim report and the report confirms what most Australian’s have known: our “environment & our iconic places are in decline and under increasing threat”. This review is a once-in-a-decade chance to fix the problems and ensure the places and animals we love have the protection they deserve.

The interim report proposes putting strong and legally enforceable national standards in place to overcome the problems in the Act and drive environmental outcomes.

Unfortunately, the Morrison Government is proposing to immediately hand environmental safeguards over to the states before getting ...

The independent review of Australia’s failed national environment law released its interim report and the report confirms what most Australian’s have known: our “environment & our iconic places are in decline and under increasing threat”. This review is a once-in-a-decade chance to fix the problems and ensure the places and animals we love have the protection they deserve.

The interim report proposes putting strong and legally enforceable national standards in place to overcome the problems in the Act and drive environmental outcomes.

Unfortunately, the Morrison Government is proposing to immediately hand environmental safeguards over to the states before getting those strong environmental standards in place, and has rejected calls for an independent watchdog.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) is meant to protect our globally unique environment and conserve our precious biodiversity. But it doesn’t do what it says on the tin. Australia is a world leader in extinction. We’re knocking down our forests at the same rate as the Congo or Amazon. Mega-fossil fuel projects threaten our wildlife and our climate.

Now’s the time for our governments to lead and ensure Australia’s unique nature has a future. We know the solution and we know it will work: strong laws with clear safeguards, that are fairly and independently enforced for all and backed by guaranteed community rights. Please email your Federal MP today.


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