Murrumba electorate has a new claim to fame…the local Member of Parliament Dr Steven Miles is now also Deputy Premier.
Add your name to send a message of congratulations to Minister Miles and to let him know that protecting nature in Queensland is important to you.
Minister Miles now has a key seat at Parliamentary decision making tables so when you send your message, it will let him know his constituents want to see decisions that benefit people and nature.
Throughout the COVID crisis, we’ve heard from many of you about how much you love and miss nature. Queensland is home to more plant and animal species than any other state, but feral animals, invasive weeds and destructive wildfires are threatening the health of habitats and resident wildlife populations.
With only 8 percent of our state protected, Queensland needs more protected areas. (In 2017 Palaszczuk Government committed to more than double that figure to the internationally-recognised standard of 17 percent).
We need national parks and nature refuges to keep habitats connected. And we need more boots on the ground - land management jobs like Indigenous rangers - to ensure our resilience against environmental threats.
Our politicians need to demonstrate their recognition that nature is a part of the fabric of our life as Queenslanders through investment in protected areas and their management.
That’s why we’d love it if you’d send a message to your local member, Steven Miles, Queensland’s new Deputy Premier to let him know it's important to you.
It’s time for bigger and better national parks and nature refuges, and more Indigenous ranger jobs.
Together, we can have a positive impact for people and nature in our Outback and across our state.