The Liberal National Government must stand up to greedy corporate irrigators and the cotton industry by stopping them from taking more than their fair share, and support a Royal Commission, the Greens say.
The Federal Water Minister must force the NSW and QLD Governments to urgently invoke their powers and embargo the cotton industry’s water extraction from the Murray Darling Basin after widespread fish deaths, the Greens say.
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