The Albanese Government wants to make a new market for nature protection through the Nature Repair Market Bill, that they say will provide financial opportunities for landholders to protect and restore nature on their land.
However, Labor’s scheme risks becoming an avenue for government-endorsed greenwashing by allowing nature-wrecking companies like developers and mine operators to use the market to buy ‘offsets’ for the damage they do to nature.
You simply can’t call it a ‘nature repair market’ if it’s driven by habitat destruction.
That’s why we all need to speak up by making a quick submission to urge Labor to rule out allowing offsets under the Nature Repair Market, and to focus on the real priorities nature urgently needs the government to act, like strong new national nature laws and an independent authority to enforce the law.
Here are some key points to help you write your submission. Adding your personal perspective, and explaining why this matters to you, will increase your impact!
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