Nature

Nature

Our environment laws are here to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the wildlife and places we love.

Yet under these laws today, our governments are allowing companies to mine more, frack faster and dredge deeper with little oversight. The system is not working.

It's time for a new generation of environment laws 

Our laws must protect our communities and our reefs, rivers, forests and wildlife from pollution, overuse and extinction. And they must stop climate pollution – now one of the biggest drivers of environmental destruction.

Big polluters must not get away with damaging life ...

Our environment laws are here to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the wildlife and places we love.

Yet under these laws today, our governments are allowing companies to mine more, frack faster and dredge deeper with little oversight. The system is not working.

It's time for a new generation of environment laws 

Our laws must protect our communities and our reefs, rivers, forests and wildlife from pollution, overuse and extinction. And they must stop climate pollution – now one of the biggest drivers of environmental destruction.

Big polluters must not get away with damaging life. Strong laws give communities a say, not just corporations with deep pockets. They stop the extinction of our wildlife and protect the places we love, rather than gutting them for short-term gain. They make sure no one can damage what sustains us or take more than their fair share.

That's why the Places You Love Alliance and APEEL have mapped out a blueprint for a new generation of environment laws. 

Laws that will empower our communities, protect our reefs, rivers, forests and wildlife and ensure we have a thriving and sustainable economy that supports the whole web of life.

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  • Keep your message short and punchy – you don't need to be an expert, just explain why this matters. 
  • Be specific – ask Bill Shorten, Tanya Plibersek and Tony Burke to champion strong new nature laws and institutions.
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Talking points:

  • Australia is facing an extinction, pollution and deforestation crisis. 
  • Our current environment laws are broken, and tinkering around the edges with piecemeal reforms won't fix the problem. 
  • We need to lift our living world above politics and entrust decision-making to independent science-based institutions like a National Environment Commission. 
  • We need strong new laws and a national EPA to act as a watchdog and enforce the law.