Hundreds of thousands of people are signing the petition asking Prime Minister Morrison and Environment Minister Sussan Ley to create strong new nature laws and an independent federal Environmental Protection Agency that actually protects water and wildlife.

For even more impact, email your own Member of Parliament a copy of the Blueprint for the Next Generation of Australian Environmental Law. 

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They are weak, outdated and: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!