Karen Emmott spoke to the Rural Weekly about her life in Outback Queensland. Read her story below or at Pressreader.
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.