The Coalition’s pledge of $1 billion over 10 years – with funding taken from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s $10 billion special account – to improve water quality and support clean energy projects in the reef catchment region dodges the really big threat to the reef: climate change.
Australia’s comprehensive national network of marine reserves which was established in 2012 – then suspended by the Abbott Government in 2013 – will be reinstated in full if Labor wins next month’s federal election.
Australia needs a new Environment Act that is designed to halt the extinction crisis and an independent authority to implement a strengthened national environment law, the Australian Conservation Foundation said.
The Greens’ wildlife policy, announced today on World Environment Day, would strengthen and nurture our country’s unique biodiversity, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today in welcoming the plan.
The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed Labor’s pledge to help northern Australia build sustainable tourism infrastructure and urged the Coalition to make a similar commitment for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.