Email Text - Time to invest

Together with more than ten thousand other Queenslanders, I’m calling on you to lift your ambition on funding for national parks, private protected areas and Indigenous rangers in the 2020-21 state budget.

I welcome Minister Enoch’s recent announcement about the expansion of Mount Walsh National Park and declaration of Caloola Nature Refuge. The establishment of well-managed protected areas is vital for our native wildlife and supports a thriving nature-based tourism industry.

However, this year is your government’s last chance to deliver on your 2017 election promise to deliver a ‘world-leading protected area system for Queensland’ before heading to the polls. We are looking to you for ambitious funding growth to meet that commitment. 

If we’re going to protect the wildlife and beautiful places that we as Queenslanders are so proud of, we need to protect more areas and fund them well to tackle threats like destructive wildfires, feral animals and invasive weeds. It’s a win for nature, for our communities and for our economy.

I’m asking you to honour your commitment to create a world leading protected areas network by investing in the following three programs:

  • The Nature Refuges Program to support private landholders to care for their land.
  • New well-managed National Parks to protect nature and grow tourism.
  • Indigenous Ranger jobs to support people caring for country.

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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