Nature in peril - decision looms! Online seminars
On Friday 7 December the Gillard government will sign off on the framework for handing its power to make environmental decisions to state and territory governments. This is the biggest backward step for Australia's environment in decades. Endangered species and natural environments across the country will pay the price, just as Australia's forests and their wildlife have been decimated under the disastrous regime of Regional Forest Agreements. The Business Council set the agenda - now COAG (Council of Australian Governments) is implementing it.
The Green Institute is presenting two complementary webinars explaining what's happening, why it's so reprehensible and what you can do to help.
Tuesday 27 November, 8 pm (eastern summer time). Alexia Wellbelove from Humane Society International and the "Places You Love" campaign and Lauren Caulfield from FOE’s "Nature. Not Negotiable" campaign will explain why these changes are so devastating for Australia's environment, and what you can do.
Tuesday 4 December, 8 pm (eastern summer time). Just days before the Gillard government is due to abandon its environmental responsibilities, Senator Larissa Waters, Greens Environment spokesperson and environmental lawyer, will introduce the Greens “Too precious to lose” campaign, outline how our environmental laws are failing and why we need laws that really work.
At these live online seminars you can listen to the presentation, ask questions and join the discussion. You need a computer with speakers and a microphone (not an ipad). Register and you'll receive the invitation with login details (cost is $6).