The LNP and KAP united to vote down legislation introduced by Environment Minister, Stephen Miles, to overturn the LNP’s loosening of land-clearing laws. In an call for support for reintroducing the legislation, Miles writes:
‘The Queensland Government has promised to restore responsible vegetation management laws after tree-clearing rates exploded under the LNP. These laws are important to protecting habitat of our precious native wildlife, protecting the Great Barrier Reef from pollution and keeping the air we breathe clean. At a time when the rest of the world is reducing their carbon pollution, Queensland is driving Australia’s emissions up thanks to the LNP’s tree-clearing laws.
‘The LNP and KAP are using their combined numbers in Parliament to try and stop the Palaszczuk’s Government from delivering on our commitment and restoring sound, responsible tree-clearing laws. They think 361,000 rugby league football fields worth of habitat destruction EACH YEAR is sustainable.
‘We have been defeated once but we are determined to succeed. Now, more than ever, we need your support to reinstate habitat protection laws and protect Queensland’s environment and climate from this reckless destruction.’