Please tell Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell to stand up for Commonwealth environment responsibilities and long-gained powers. Tell them we want Federal environmental laws kept and strengthened - not watered down.
The laws that protect our environment are under threat! Join us in telling the ACT Government that we want our environmental protection laws strengthened - not watered-down under the false pretense of 'reducing green tape.' 85% of our community have already told us that Australians want to keep our national environment laws effective, so now it's time to combine our voices into a single petition to tell the ACT Government that these laws need to stay at the Commonwealth level.
Sign the petition and go here to find out more.
If it was not for these essential national environmental laws we would have oil rigs on the Great Barrier Reef, a dam blocking the majestic Franklin River and a coal port in pristine Shoalwater Bay. In the ACT we would have lost more endangered Yellow Box Red Gum woodland and nationally endangered wildlife such as the Pink-Tail Worm-Lizard.
It is crucial that the ACT Government hears loud and clear from the community that it is essential to maintain and strengthen the environmental laws that protect our native woodlands, wildlife and our beautiful Bush Capital landscapes. That means not letting the Commonwealth offload their environmental protection responsibilities onto State Governments.
Please sign our online letter to tell Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell to stand up for Commonwealth environment responsibilities and long-gained powers. Say you DO NOT want the ACT to take up these responsibilities. Tell them we want Federal environmental laws kept and strengthened. We need this to safeguard our environment here and across Australia.
NOTE: your signature will be sent to ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and ACT Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell. As well as being CCed to ACT Shadow Minister for the Environment Minister Nicole Lawder MLA and Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt