Our national environment laws are supposed to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places and wildlife we love.
But the once-in-a-decade review of those laws has found that nature in Australia is in big trouble. Australia has one of the worst extinction records on Earth, and even our most iconic wildlife like the koala and platypus are at risk in some states.
The independent reviewer, Professor Graeme Samuel, recommends a complete overhaul of our national environment laws to protect our country’s unique places, plants, animals and ecosystems for future generations.
Our government’s response to this review – including the laws it creates or changes as a result – will impact our precious wildlife and ecosystems for years to come. It’s up to us to make sure they respond to all the recommendations and make laws that actually protect nature, and a independent regulator to enforce them.
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.