From the ACF today.
Recieved similar citing alarming concerns over these laws from Get Up as well as others over the past month or two …
Never in Australia’s history has our right to speak out for people and our planet been so under threat.
Egged on by the Big Coal lobby, the Turnbull Government is trying to silence criticism and severely restrict charities like us from speaking out for what really matters. They’re trying to pass a draconian package of laws that directly attacks the heart of democracy in Australia.
Like this: Last week, we sent a letter to UNESCO asking it to investigate the Turnbull Government’s failure to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of land clearing. Under a new espionage law the Senate is likely to pass any minute, we could go to jail for doing this.
We are a conservation foundation, not an international spy racket. Our work advocating for nature is vital.
We’re really concerned that having rushed this bill through Parliament, the Turnbull Government will now try to ramp up their attacks and pass even more restrictive laws.
This is a critical time for our courageous and generous community to come together and stand up for our right to make this country a better place.
Over the last few months, we’ve come a long way. The ACF community and broader alliance have done incredible work to inject reason into the debate.
But we need to keep running emergency briefings in Canberra so all MPs and the mainstream media understand the real impact of these laws. We need to coordinate the alliance of groups from across civil society. We need to stop these attacks from stifling advocacy in Australia.