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You gotta fight for your rights


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12:22 PM (1 hour ago)

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The Abbott Government is making a serious attempt to remove the communities’ right to challenge environmentally damaging projects in the courts. Please defend your right to speak out for our oceans and marine life, and protect the places you love.

The Abbott Government is attempting to change the laws that allow Australians to appeal to the courts to object to environmentally damaging projects.

They want to remove our rights to challenge projects that will damage natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef. 

They know our environmental laws are working – AMCS has used the law to fight the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. People in the community – like you – have funded and won court cases protecting our environment.

Last week the Government rushed the changes through Parliament. If they get through the Senate, it will wipe out the laws that allow the community to challenge harmful projects in the court.

Please sign the petition to the Senate Committee, asking them to make sure we can still protect the places we love.

Thank you for taking a stand,

Darren Kindleysides
Director, AMCS

P.S The government wants to push through harmful projects that will damage our Reef, and stop the community being able to object. Please defend your rights to protect our amazing oceans and marine life.

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