Australia has one of the worst extinction records on Earth. We need environment laws that actually protect nature, with an independent regulator to enforce them.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act is the central piece of Australia’s environmental protection framework.
It’s meant to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places and wildlife we love.
Our current national environment law is weak, outdated and full of holes.
It doesn’t even mention the word ‘climate change’. It is failing to protect wildlife, plants and ecosystems at risk. Australia is a global deforestation hotspot alongside places like the Amazon and Congo. In some states, even koalas are at risk. Australia has one of the worst extinction records on Earth.
Our national environment law is under review right now. This only happens once a decade. This review will shape our environmental protection system for the next decade.
While everyone’s distracted by the pandemic, the Morrison Government may try to rush through dodgy changes to gut our laws even further, before anyone can ask questions.
Our federal government has a duty to protect Australia’s incredible unique wildlife and ecosystems.
Sign the petition calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Environment Minister Sussan Ley to:
Create a new generation of national laws to protect nature and funding to restore ecosystems to bring our wildlife back from the brink.