Let’s make sure the Queensland Government invests in nature in the first State Budget.

Let’s make sure the Queensland Government invests in nature in the first State Budget.

    Congratulations on being returned to the Queensland Government.

    As a Queenslander, it’s so important to me that our national parks and protected areas on private land are well looked after, and that they grow to protect more wildlife and deliver more benefits for our culture, economy and community. I look forward to your leadership in pursuing our target to double our protected area estate, and fund more environmental jobs to look after it.

    It was great to see the Labor government release the Protected Area Strategy before the election along with a $60 million down payment, including $36 million for national parks and nature refuges, and 100 new Indigenous ranger jobs over four years.

    I’m calling on the government to commit the $36 million down payment for national parks and nature refuges in the first year of the December Budget to show leadership for the nature that Queenslanders love. Will you contact Treasurer Dick to encourage him to allocate new protected area funding in the upcoming budget?

    I look forward to hearing more about your party’s support for nature protection in the coming weeks.

    Congratulations on being elected to represent our community in the Queensland parliament.

    As a Queenslander and one of your constituents, it’s so important to me that our national parks and protected areas on private land are well looked after, and that they grow to protect more wildlife and deliver more benefits for our culture, economy and community.

    It was great to see your party raise the stakes for investment in Queensland’s protected areas in the lead up to the state election with a commitment for at least $80 million for growing the protected area estate.

    As a supporter of the Our Living Outback campaign, I’ll continue calling for better funding for national parks, protected areas on private land, and land management jobs like Indigenous rangers. I hope you’ll represent my interests by building on the LNP’s protected area commitment, and keep national parks, nature refuges and conservation jobs high on the agenda in Parliament.

    Congratulations on being elected to represent our community in the Queensland parliament.

    As a Queenslander and one of your constituents, it’s so important to me that our national parks and protected areas on private land are well looked after, and that they grow to protect more wildlife and deliver more benefits for our culture, economy and community.

    As a supporter of the Our Living Outback campaign, I’ll continue calling for better funding for national parks, protected areas on private land, and land management jobs like Indigenous rangers. I hope you’ll represent my interests by building on your protected area commitment, and keeping national parks, nature refuges and conservation jobs high on the agenda in Parliament. Will you contact Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick with your support for protected area funding in the upcoming budget?

    Dear Premier of Queensland,
    CC: Treasurer, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Tourism, Deputy Premier, Opposition Leader, Shadow Minister for Environment, Shadow Treasurer, and [your local MP’s name will be automatically entered],

    Congratulations on being elected to represent our community in the Queensland parliament.

    As a Queenslander and one of your constituents, it’s so important to me that our national parks and protected areas on private land are well looked after, and that they grow to protect more wildlife and deliver more benefits for our culture, economy and community.

    As a supporter of the Our Living Outback campaign, I’ll continue calling for better funding for national parks, protected areas on private land, and land management jobs like Indigenous rangers. I hope you’ll represent my interests by building on your protected area commitment, and keeping national parks, nature refuges and conservation jobs high on the agenda in Parliament. Will you contact Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick with your support for protected area funding in the upcoming budget?

    Yours faithfully,
    [Your name will be automatically added]

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    Let’s make sure the Queensland Government invests in nature in the first State Budget.

    The Queensland election is over but we’re just getting started.

    Before the Queensland election our politicians heard loud and clear that Queenslanders wanted to see bigger, better national parks, protected areas on private land and practical environmental jobs to keep both people and nature healthy.

    The Queensland Labor Government responded to this with a plan to protect Queensland’s natural heritage through national parks, protected areas on private land and 100 new Indigenous ranger jobs. This came with a $60 million ‘down payment’ to fund these programs.

    We can’t let the Government drop the ball now.

    Let’s make sure the re-elected Queensland government delivers for people and nature in the first State Budget on 1 December.

    Will you send a message to the Premier and your local MP to say congratulations and that you’re calling on them to make sure the Queensland Government invests in our protected areas in the first State Budget?

    Let’s make sure our newly elected Government starts investing in our national parks and protected areas on private land for Queenslanders - for our wildlife, for our jobs, for our tourism and for our communities.

    We’ve set up this online action, which will send a message of congratulations and a call to fund our nature in the first State Budget (and a call to do more!) to the Premier, Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Environment and your local MP - will you add your voice*?

    If your newly elected MP is a member of another party, you will also be able to send a message to call on them to continue to hold Queensland Labor to account on delivering new, bigger, better well-managed national parks and protected areas on private land.

    Together we can ensure our politicians deliver positive results for people and nature by investing in our national parks, nature refuges and land management jobs on country. 

     

    *Tip: Personalise your message for extra power.

    P.S. Our Living Outback is nonpartisan - we reckon every side of politics should support bigger and better national parks and protected areas on private land, as well as more land management jobs.

     

     

     

    Photo credit: Kasia Pawlikowski, Outback in Focus Entrant, 2019.