News | 31st Jul, 2012

Environment not a priority for Coalition: report

31 July 2012

The Victorian Government is being accused of undoing decades of work to protect the environment.

An Environment Victoria report says the Government does not consider environmental protection a priority and does not have a clear plan to deal with declining biodiversity, climate change, unsustainable water use and urban sprawl.

The organisation's chief executive, Kelly O'Shanassy, says after 18 months only five of the Coalition's 57 pre-election environmental policy commitments have been delivered in full.

"Since they've come into office, they've unravelled decades of environmental protection laws that have been put in place by governments of both political persuasions," she said.

"A lot of people think the Baillieu Government is a do-nothing government, but in the environment's case, that's certainly not the case."




Read the report 'Victoria's Environment: A State in Reverse here

Read CEO Kelly O'Shanassy's blog on the Baillieu government's performance here

Read our media release here