Stand up for strong new nature laws

Nature provides us with the air we breathe, the animals we love and the places we enjoy. 

For nature to thrive, it needs to be protected. 

Australia’s federal nature law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) is currently being reformed for the first time since its inception in 1999.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to get things right for nature. 

Each year, hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest and woodland are lost in Queensland. The destruction of habitat is driving the extinction crisis and our federal laws are allowing this destruction to continue.

With the majority of clearing in Queensland not being referred for assessment under the current EPBC Act it is crucial that the reforms get things right for nature.

The Albanese Government’s goal of ‘no new extinctions’ has to be backed up with strong action before even more irreversible damage is done.

Sign the petition to demand that our national environment laws actually protect nature.

Read our latest report on what is needed in the new federal nature laws. 

Will you sign?

Dear Hon. Tanya Pliberksek, 

Australia is in the grip of an extinction crisis. We desperately need strong new nature laws that protect nature and provide a thriving future for threatened species like the koala and greater gliders.

We need strong nature laws this year, including new National Environmental Standards to ensure our beautiful and iconic plants and animals are protected for future generations.