Action Alert - Will You Speak Up for The Places you Love?
20th August 2013 -
We have written to you before seeking your help to protect our national environment laws, and we need your help again. The laws that protect the places and wildlife you love in Australia are still under threat, but you still have the power to say what happens next.
State governments in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria already have our cherished national parks and nature reserves in their sights and are systematically weakening state planning laws that allow damaging practices like mining, logging, dredging and grazing to occur.
It is clear that state governments cannot be trusted to protect the places and wildlife we all love.
In the lead up to the September Federal Election, we need you to speak up again for the places and wildlife you love by telling the major political parties that final environmental approval powers cannot be trusted in the hands of the states. Collectively, we can stand up to big industry and environmentally reckless state governments.
Earlier this year, together we were able to show our political leaders that the federal laws that protect our most threatened places and wildlife are too important to hand over to the states, thanks to action by you and other HSI supporters.
We need your help again today – together, we can stop this potential environmental disaster. Thank you in advance for your help and support.
Michael Kennedy & Verna Simpson
We need your help to demand that our national parks and wildlife reserves are left alone for our most treasured native species, just as they were intended to be.
Please email the people with the environment portfolio in each of the major parties – The Hon Mark Butler MP (Labor), The Hon Greg Hunt MP (Coalition) and Senator Larissa Waters (Greens) – and tell them how important this issue is to you.
To help, we have prepared a template letter. It will only take a few minutes but will make a big difference!
Then, make sure you share this action alert far and wide so your family, friends and colleagues also have a chance to support the places you love by taking part in this action.
Please send us copies of any responses you receive.