Email Text - Site Wide MP Action

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

Congratulations on your government’s recent conservation purchase of The Lakes in North Queensland and the Bramwell and Richardson properties on Cape York. This is fantastic and welcome news.

Alongside thousands of other Queenslanders, I’m calling on the Queensland Government to Double It For Nature.

This means investing in protecting and sustaining our natural environment and wildlife now for the benefit of future Queenslanders.

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

Investing in the growth and management of our protected areas stimulates and attracts billions in additional revenue for Queensland across tourism, carbon sequestration and land management. 

I’m looking to you for leadership. That means ambitiously funding your promise to build a world class protected area system in line with national and international targets of at least 17%. It also 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.

With the Queensland Olympic and Paralympic Games only 10 years away, now is the time to put our beautiful state on the world stage and ambitiously invest in nature conservation.

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 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,
    [Your name will be automatically added]

    We will only use your details to send this email and to forward you other campaign related material. Your details will not be passed on to any third party entities and will not be retained for any other purpose.