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.