By Terri Butler MP

22 March 2021

Labor welcomes the contribution from crossbenchers today to the national discussion about the need for better environmental protections.

Labor has been consistently calling for a strong cop on the beat to ensure our nation's environmental laws are upheld. We're pleased to see parts of the cross bench agree.

Without the Government’s support, this bill will not pass the House of Representatives and will not pass the Parliament. 

Nonetheless, Labor is glad to see parts of the cross bench echoing our call for a strong cop on the beat. 

Industry, workers, environmentalists and Australians more broadly are desperate for durable reform to halt Australia’s steep environmental decline and end the delays and mismanagement in this area by the Morrison Government.

Instead, the Morrison Government has completely bungled environmental reform so far, by:

Only a Labor Government can protect Australia’s beautiful natural environment.