Why is Labor stalling on the new environment act?

Let the Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek know you're unhappy with the delays on legislating the new environment laws. Email her today!

The old laws hark from the Howard era - they're 25 years old!

We need laws that look after our environment and for future generations, rather than big fossil fuel interests. Laws that will help stop new fossil fuel projects so our emissions can come down, and will protect our water and environment from fracking and other projects.

First Dog's cartoon in the Guardian today had a great statement about Tanya: "Every environment minister before Tanya Plibersek has failed us and for every minister after her it will be too late to do anything. So Tanya is the one.”

While you're at it, email the Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen as well, asking him to use his influence in cabinet and caucus to push this issue.

If you need help getting started there's an example email here.

Click on the image to view the cartoon in The Guardian.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples around the world are at the forefront of climate change, both in experiencing its effects and leading solutions for change. We pay our sincerest respects to all Elders, past and present.