Australian Greens Spokesperson for Forests, Janet Rice, has lashed out at the Labor Government for failing to budget to protect native forests and their threatened animals, birds and plants.
$224 million has been allocated as part of the Labor Government’s Threatened Species Action Plan but it fails to protect native forests.
Senator Rice said:
“According to a parliamentary budget office costing, it will take $24.4 billion over the next decade to restore wildlife habitat and protect threatened species. $224 million is an insult.