The Federal Government has today refused to rule out the privatisation of National Parks for high-end resorts, again putting the interests of their rich mates ahead of everyday Australians and the environment, the Greens say.
The Senate has today passed a Greens’ motion calling on the Federal Government to rule out giving any public funding to dam and water infrastructure projects that circumvent environmental assessment and don’t abide by proper environmental protections.
The Federal Environment Minister has again delayed the assessment of flora and fauna species’ threat status in a move that could determine the survival of these species, including the Australian Sea Lion, the Greens say.
If the NSW Government was serious about preventing “Fish Armageddon” this summer, it would secure water supply for native fish so they don’t need rescuing in the first place, Greens water spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
South Australia will continue to face earlier and earlier starts to the fire season unless the Prime Minister steps up and takes urgent action to tackle the climate crisis, Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.
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.
Authorised by D. Lawson, Australian Greens, Parliament House, Canberra 2600