Victoria’s natural environment and the unique ecosystems it supports have been chronically undervalued and de-prioritised by successive state governments. Thus far, interventions have proven insufficient at turning the tide in a systematic way.
This very welcome inquiry will hopefully be a circuit-breaker in the current trajectory – both ecologically and politically – and spark a much-needed and long-overdue commitment from all sides of politics and Parliament to prioritise restoration of our ecosystems and the laws that protect them.
What we do not value, we will not protect. What we do not protect, we will lose.
You can download our submission to the Legislative Council’s inquiry into ecosystem decline here or scroll through our submission below.
Photo: Doug Gimesy