Email your MP: Ask them to create strong new nature laws
Tens of thousands of people are signing the petition asking Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten to create strong new nature laws and an independent federal Environmental Protection Agency that actually protects water and wildlife.
They represent you! Add a personal note telling your MP why you care and ask them to raise this with their party.
Why our current laws aren’t working
They are weak, outdated and:
Fail to protect rivers, our vanishing wildlife, reefs and forests
Enable loggers, big developers and polluting companies to destroy our living world – with very little oversight or responsibility to repair their damage
Lock out concerned communities
Ignore our international commitments
We need a new framework of national laws to:
Make the federal government responsible for protecting the water we drink, our wildlife, our climate and the places we love
Establish an independent commission to set environmental standards
Create an independent national Environmental Protection Authority to make sure governments and businesses do the right thing by nature
Guarantee communities the right to have a say in environmental decisions
Share the Blueprint
Some of Australia’s best environmental lawyers have developed the Blueprint to show how a new generation of environment laws should work.
But this vital report is useless gathering dust on an environmental lawyer’s desk.It needs to be out in the public arena where our elected representatives can discuss, debate and implement these laws to protect our living world.
Write to your MP now asking them to raise this with their party!