The vote on our marine parks could be next week.
Act now to save our sanctuaries.
The Turnbull Government’s proposed plans would slash our marine sanctuaries. It would be equivalent to removing almost every second national park on land. Your Federal Senators could be voting on the future of our national network of marine sanctuaries as early as next week.
Please sign the petition telling your Senators to stand up to these cutbacks. Tell them to fight for our marine sanctuaries, now and into the future.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians have voiced their support for marine sanctuaries over years of consultation. We achieved a world leading sanctuary network to protect our most precious ocean wonders. But then there were brutal cutbacks.
The Turnbull Government’s new marine park plans ignore decades of science, the advice of their own independent review and the wishes of local communities. They’re robbing our oceans of the protection they desperately need.
Many of Australia’s marine icons would be slashed: including one of Australia’s oldest sanctuaries at Lord Howe Island, Geographe Bay in southwest WA, the Gulf of Carpentaria, and the Kimberley. Worst hit is the Coral Sea – the cradle to the Great Barrier Reef and one of the last wild places on Earth where the ocean giants of the Pacific still thrive.
We are committed. We must fight for the full return of our sanctuaries – and we are asking that our representatives in Federal Parliament make the same commitment. With an election potentially as soon as this year, we have a powerful opportunity to let all parties know that the future of our oceans is a critical issue.
It took years of fighting, but we secured the very first Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the face of opposition like this. We can do it again.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians banded together to help create our National Network of marine sanctuaries before they were brutally cut back. They won’t be returned unless we fight for them.
For our oceans,
P.S. This may biggest fight for our oceans we’ve ever faced. We are standing for a future in which our oceans are protected from climate change, industrialisation, and unsustainable fishing practices. Will you help us realise that vision?
Chip in to support our marine sanctuaries campaign at this critical moment.