What if someone threatened to destroy your home? Can you picture it, gone forever? For Greater Gliders, this is their stark reality.
These small gliding marsupials make their homes in leaf-lined hollows and spend their nights foraging high up in the forest canopies. But over decades, armies of bulldozers have charged through our forests, knocking down their homes. Loggers have ripped out trees and left mountain tops bare and bald.
This cannot go on. We are facing a pollution and extinction crisis and we have no Planet B. Our elected representatives must create a new framework of national laws to safeguard our air, water and all living things, not allow it to be destroyed.
This new framework of laws must:
Ask Prime Minister Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to create a new national framework of laws for air, water, wildlife.
- Make the federal government responsible for protecting the air we breathe, our wildlife, our climate and the places we love
- Establish an independent commission to set environmental standards
- Create an independent national Environmental Protection Authority to make sure governments and businesses do the right thing by nature
- Guarantee communities the right to have a say in environmental decisions