Wildlife under attack


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Just months after more than a billion animals died in the bushfires1, Environment Minister Sussan Ley has announced she wants to rush through changes to Australia's environmental protections2.

If passed, these changes could threaten every endangered species in this country.

Environment Laws are already too weak. By the government's own admission biodiversity has plummeted since they were implemented3.

It's a safe bet that mining corporations and developers are putting pressure on Minister Ley, and there's every chance these changes will be bad news for our wildlife.

We can't let this happen – but things are moving fast. Morrison just announced Parliament will sit next month4, so we need to move now to make sure these potentially disastrous changes don't pass.

Can you stand with Australia's endangered wildlife and demand Minister Ley not rush through damaging changes to our Environment Laws?

Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate of any country in the world5. Drought, floods, fires and climate change. And a government intent on putting polluters and big business ahead of our wildlife, planet and people.

Image of koala and possum

If it wasn't for people like you, Australia's animals, forests and oceans wouldn't stand a chance. Will you sign the petition to stop Minister Ley rushing through damaging changes to our Environment Laws?

We will not stand for further extinction of our wildlife. And we will not stand for dodgy deals that bypass our democracy.

Parliament is briefly returning next month, which is the perfect opportunity for dodgy legislation to be pushed through. So we need to make sure Minister Ley gets the message before then. Loud and clear.

Can you demand Minister Ley not rush through damaging changes to our Environment Laws?

We are in an extinction crisis. And our natural world deserves so much better.

Join the campaign and speak out for those who can't.

Yours in solidarity,

Alix, Tosca, Sarah and Bea on behalf of the GetUp team

[1] 'NSW bushfires lead to deaths of over a billion animals and 'hundreds of billions' of insects, experts say', ABC, 9 January 2020
[2] 'Coalition is aiming to change Australia's environment laws before review is finished', The Guardian, 23 April 2020
[3] 'Australia State of the Environment 2016', Commonwealth of Australia
[4] 'Parliament set to return for 'trial week' in May', Canberra Times, 16 April 2020
[5] 'NSW bushfires lead to deaths of over a billion animals and 'hundreds of billions' of insects, experts say', ABC, 9 January 2020
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