Turning the Tide Newsletter – Spring 2023
If You 💙 It, Help Save It
The ‘if you love it, help save it’ campaign has now launched across 70 organisations of the Places You Love (PYL) alliance. In a coordinated effort AMCS, alongside other alliance members, is calling for stronger national environment laws.
Australia’s environment laws are being rewritten for the first time in over 20 years. This is a critical opportunity to ensure nature is protected and restored, by replacing the existing outdated laws with stronger laws to improve monitoring and enforcement, and remove loopholes that allow for the ongoing destruction of nature.
We’re urgently calling on the Australian government for stronger national environment laws that:
- Enact strong National Environmental Standards that safeguard nature against further destruction.
- Properly fund habitat restoration and species recovery.
- Create an independent Environment Protection Australia (EPA) that will monitor and enforce these laws.
- Close legal loopholes that favour big businesses over nature.
This is a once in a generation opportunity to significantly increase protection for our environment and wildlife.