Our environment and the laws that protect it are under attack like never before. If environment protection were left to the states, they would have dammed the Franklin River, put oil rigs in the Great Barrier Reef and built Traveston Dam.
Big business leaders hijacked a meeting of state and federal governments COAG earlier this year and what they demanded weakens Australia's environment laws. Inexplicably the Prime Minister acquiesced - perhaps to get acceptance for another item on agenda?
This December 7, when state Premiers and Prime Minister meet again at COAG the plan is to take the next step to gut Australia's environment laws before final sign off at a meeting in March 2013 and hand power over to the states.
Before this happens, tell the Labor and Liberal parties not to gut Australia's environment laws. Here is a letter you must personalise with your details and perhaps add / delete comments.
The following document contains details of federal members and senators so that you can email your concerns to them. Federal-Government-Email-addresses.doc
There is also a petition you can sign here and another petition here and a submission to a SENATE INQUIRY The effectiveness of threatened species and ecological communities' protection in Australia.
Submissions should be received by 14 December 2012 - preferably online in electronic form. Details regarding this are available from a secure website here https://senate.aph.gov.au/submissions/pages/index.aspx