This August, our city will be the home of the 49th Australian Labor Party (ALP) National Conference.
This means that our communities have a unique opportunity to raise our voices for nature.
We are raising ours to SAVE TOONDAH HARBOUR.
The National Conference is the Labor Party’s highest decision-making forum, and this is the first time it’s been held in Queensland since the 1970s.
The conference plays a defining role in the future of the party and our nation. It is where delegates from every walk of life will be coming together to discuss and vote on critical issues.
By showing up at the Brisbane Conference Centre, together we can show delegates why their party should take action to protect Toondah Harbour!
This family-friendly event will be fun and safe for all. Come along and sing and chant for the birds and the Bay. There will be music, megaphones, banners, placards, and Beako, the giant eastern curlew puppet.
Moreton Bay is home to threatened animals including dugongs, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, koalas, and the critically endangered eastern curlew. Over summer, 40,000 migratory shorebirds from all around the world come to feed and rest in Moreton Bay. It is also of immense cultural significance to the Quandamooka Nations people.
The wetlands at Toondah Harbour, in Moreton Bay, are protected under Australia’s national environment law. Yet, one of Australia’s wealthiest and largest private development companies, Walker Corp, is intending to destroy internationally protected wetlands.
For 10 years, our community has held back this inappropriate development.
Queenslanders, we need to act. Let’s raise our voice as a community to insist that Labor fully applies federal environment laws to protect Queensland’s iconic Toondah Harbour wetlands.
See you there!