Friends of the Earth Australia

Nature Not Negotiable

Environmental protection laws under attack


Changes are afoot to dramatically wind back cornerstone federal environmental protection laws. Under these changes, State Governments would be given sweeping powers to assess and approve major development projects. If implemented, these changes would be a disaster for our nation's environment and wildlife.

In December, COAG meets to agree to the framework for handing over of approval powers to the states. Decisions about renewing Regional Forest Agreements could be made at any time.

We need decision-makers to hear our voices now.

Friends of the Earth is mounting a campaign − 'Nature: Not Negotiable' − to prevent the gutting of federal environment laws and to strengthen the federal government's role in protecting the natural environment.

This campaign includes mobilising around the upcoming COAG meeting, organising with local campaigns, lobbying and community campaigning.

For more information on this work or to get involved, please email

You can also find us on Twitter @naturenotneg or on Facebook at 'Nature: Not Negotiable'.

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