National parks need protection

Story link:, Posted 6 June, 2013

National Parks need protection

LIBERAL and national state governments want grazing, logging, mining and development in National Parks.

I cannot remember any time when there has been a more concerted move to roll back environment protection.

And, what is weird is that once, Liberals, including Fraser, Hill and Hamer, were such great advocates.

What is also weird, under Direct Action, Coalition spokesperson for Environment, Water and Climate Change, Greg Hunt will need every hectare of native vegetation intact to achieve the agreed target of five per cent carbon emissions reduction.

Time is running out to prevent the states destroying wildlife habitat. Federal Environment Minister Burke must act now to list National Parks under the Environment Protection Conservation Act.

Prue Acton O.B.E.
(Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)