We need laws that protect life, not allow it to be destroyed

Our environment laws are here to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the wildlife and places we love.

Yet under these laws today, our governments are allowing companies to mine more, frack faster and dredge deeper with little oversight.

Companies are allowed to pollute our air and water, harm our living planet and damage our climate. They can overuse our oceans and land and drive wildlife to extinction.

The system is not working.

It's time for a new generation of environment laws

Our laws must protect our communities and our reefs, rivers, forests and wildlife from pollution, overuse and extinction. And they must stop climate pollution – now one of the biggest drivers of environmental destruction.

Big polluters must not get away with damaging life. Strong laws give communities a say, not just corporations with deep pockets. They stop the extinction of our wildlife and protect the places we love, rather than gutting them for short-term gain. They make sure no one can damage what sustains us or take more than their fair share.

That's why the Places You Love Alliance and APEEL (Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law) have mapped out a blueprint for a new generation of environment laws. 

Laws that will empower our communities, protect our reefs, rivers, forests and wildlife and ensure we have a thriving and sustainable economy that supports the whole web of life.

When our laws fail to protect the air we breathe, our wildlife and the places we love, it is clear the system is failing us.

Petition

Protect animals at risk of extinction

Ask the Minister for Environment and Energy to save critical environment jobs

News | 08 June 18

Minister Frydenberg must protect our alpine wilderness following reckless NSW feral horse bill

Minister Frydenberg could fast-track a threat abatement plan under national environment law to stop damage from feral horses.

Federal implications of the NSW Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Bill 2018

The NSW bill will ensure damage from feral horses on the sensitive alpine environments of Kosciuszko National Park continue and increase, despite the numerous threatened species and rare ecosystems that call the park home.

News | 05 June 18

Stop extinction

Lodge a missing creature alert for an incredible creature on the brink of extinction

News | 13 May 18

Massive Cape York land clearing approval would undercut Turnbull’s reef rescue plan

The swathe of tree clearing at the Kingvale Station could cause harm to the Great Barrier Reef and endangered species.

News | 08 May 18

Budget 2018-19: Investment in a healthy environment cut to bare bones, while fossil fuel subsidies continue

The 2018-19 Federal Budget pushes through more damaging environment cuts and continues reckless fossil fuel subsidies.

Petition

Save our Greater Glider

Ask Prime Minister Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to create stronger laws for air, water and wildlife. 

News | 29 March 18

Agriculture review must not weaken already weak environmental protections

Rather than weaken environment laws, our farmers should be supported by our elected representatives to look after nature.

News | 06 March 18

New research reveals Australia’s critical habitat laws are broken

Australia’s national environment laws are failing to protect critical habitat that is crucial to saving our endangered species, a new report from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has found.