We are rapidly hurtling towards a future in New South Wales where our next generations will not see a koala in the bush or in a national park and perhaps not even in a zoo. They will have to go to a museum because governments continue to make reckless, irresponsible and greedy decisions that push our iconic species to the brink. Koalas are on track to be extinct in New South Wales by 2050 if we continue our current path. This is an absolute tragedy.
Members of the Labor Party agitating for improving their stance on the environment must fight for investment, and change on the party’s stance on fossil fuels, if they are to take a strong policy to the next election.
The Greens were founded on the vision of a robust and healthy environment. We are working hard to protect our precious places and native wildlife in the Parliament and in the community.
Australia’s precious places are under threat from mining, logging, development, invasive species and the impacts of global warming like never before. Over 1,700 species of animals and plants are at risk of extinction. Dredging for coal and gas ports and mass coral bleaching are threatening the Great Barrier Reef.
New coal and gas mining is threatening our forests and food bowls. Tasmania's incredible World Heritage wilderness is under threat from bushfires driven by global warming. The Greens are pushing for a new generation of national environment laws and real funding for nature. We need an independent watchdog to enforce the rules and fix the rigged system that gives big miners and developers too much power.
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