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As a Queenslander and one of your constituents, it’s so important to me that we keep our state’s natural assets protected and healthy for future generations.

That is why I’ve joined the call to Double It For Nature.

Together, we’re calling on the Palaszczuk Government to invest in doubling the size of Queensland’s national parks and protected areas on private land. 

Despite being in the midst of biological and climate crises, Queensland has the lowest percentage of land currently under protection compared to every other state. This has to change and we know that it’s possible.

I’m looking to you for leadership. That means fulfilling your promise to build a world class protected area system in line with national and international targets of at least 17%. It means investing in better management of our protected areas to make sure environmental threats like invasive weeds, feral animals and destructive fires are kept to a minimum.

The Protected Area Strategy and its funding ‘down payment’ lays a great foundation. Now is the time to be big and bold for nature in Queensland -  for local communities, for cultural protection, for tourism industries, for job opportunities, and for nature.

Outback Queensland is the heart of our state and one of the last great regions of nature left on Earth. Its rugged and diverse landscapes support unique wildlife and hard-working families who rely on healthy landscapes.

But, the health and future of our living Outback is at risk. More hands-on work to remove feral animals and noxious weeds, as well as prevent destructive fires, is essential to sustain communities and safeguard nature.

There are three key ways to help protect our Outback:

1. Support landholders by expanding the Nature Refuges program.

2. Grow the successful Indigenous Ranger program.

3. Create new well managed National Parks for all Queenslanders.

Sign the petition to Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Deputy Premier Steven Miles, CC your local MP, asking them to invest in these important programs and deliver for people and nature of Outback Queensland.

Sign the Petition!

    Dear Meaghan Scanlon, Steven Miles, Deb Frecklington, David Janetzki and Sam O'Connor,

    I’m one of the 92 percent of Queenslanders who think our Outback is a big part of our state’s history, culture and identity*

    Outback Queensland’s diverse landscapes support unique wildlife and hard-working families on the land.

    Our Outback is also one of the last great regions of nature left on Earth.

    But the health of Outback Queensland is under threat. Feral animals and noxious weeds are spreading rapidly, while destructive fires threaten property and nature.

    There are three ways you can support people and nature in our Outback:

    1. Supporting landholders to care for their land by expanding the Nature Refuges program.
    2. Growing the successful Indigenous Rangers program
    3. Creating new well-managed National Parks for all Queenslanders to enjoy.

    I ask you to invest in these successful programs to support people and nature in Outback Queensland.

    (*Galaxy Research, November 2017)


    Yours faithfully,
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