Please help by sending a clear message to the minister
The object of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 Current as at 2 December 2012 (the Act) is stated thus:
Under the Act, development is limited by the imperative to maintain the life systems
of nature and the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations.
thus, turns the purpose of the Act on its head
The second, conditional part of the sentence is no more than a nod to the Nature Conservation Act, a trap for the unwary. There is overwhelming evidence that putting development first can never guarantee the conservation of biodiversity - just look at the rest of the planet, and the big polluters in Australia.
The proposed framework will label native plants 'protected' but will 'manage' them to allow development to proceed unhindered
Submissions for public comment have closed but the immediate and long term consequences of the proposed changes are so serious, the minister in charge needs to hear from us.
We can let the Hon Andrew Powell know there is strong objection to the direction this government is taking us with the overwhelming lack of respect for our natural environment.
Send the environment minister an email endorsing the Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook (ASH) submission.
Dear Mr Powell
The legacy of the proposed changes to the Protected Plants Legislative framework, of your government, and of your ministry, will be felt by the generations who come after us. Surely you cannot let such destruction be unleashed in Queensland.
I would like to bring to your attention the submission lodged with the EHP on 24th March by the Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook Inc of which I fully support.