On Wednesday, 29 July at noon AEST please join Wilderness Society campaigner Suzanne Milthorpe for an online forum. They’ll take a deep dive into what the EPBC interim report says, the government’s worrying response, and what this means for getting strong, new nature laws that actually work.
The interim report from the once-in-a-decade independent review of Australia’s national nature law is out! The review finds that while the “environment is in an overall state of decline” the community do not trust the EPBC Act to deliver better outcomes for the environment. The government’s initial response is worrying.
Without trust in this system—without the review process even completed—the government wants to hand over environmental safeguards to the states. And it is part of a pattern of ignoring independent expert advice—on how to act on the climate crisis; how to respond to last spring and summer’s bushfires; and now how to properly protect nature and wildlife.
Join Wilderness Society campaigner Suzanne Milthorpe for a discussion on the report and it’s various implications.