Please email Premier Mark McGowan asking him to support strong new environment laws, instead of backing Prime Minister Scott Morrison's attempts to gut them.
Here's some suggested text for your email to Premier McGowan. And below the emails for Premier McGowan and key WA Ministers. The Government's bill will go to the Senate when Parliament next sits in early August. Now is the time to let Premier McGowan know we need him to back us, the Labor membership, the National Platform and the Federal Labor Party and other Labor state Premiers.
By all means personalise your message - it is not important to be expert on the subject matter but to register, that you - as a Labor member/supporter - are concerned about attempts to dismantle our national environmental protections.
Dear Premier McGowan
As a Labor member/supporter, I am seeking your support for strong new national environment laws and an ‘independent cop on the beat’ through a new national EPA.
I stand with the 500 ALP local branches across the country, who called on the Party to improve the Federal Environment Laws. Thanks to efforts from loyal party members across the country, the National Platform now commits the Federal Party to reform the environment laws in line with the independent review by Graeme Samuel and to create a Federal EPA. The review showed that our environment is degrading rapidly and that the laws need to be strengthened, not undermined as Scott Morrison is attempting to do.
I am very concerned that you have publicly backed Scott Morrison's attempts to further degrade environmental protection in this country. The position of the WA Government is at odds with the National ALP Platform, 500 local ALP branches and other party entities, the 38 recommendations of the Samuel Review and the position of other ALP State Premiers, including Premier Palaszczuk of resource rich Queensland.
I ask you to stand up for good process and for laws that genuinely protect the unique natural heritage we are so lucky to share. As Labor people, we support sustainable development, but not at any cost. Good environment laws provide certainty for business and manage the risks associated with environmental damage.
SEND YOU MESSAGE TO:
Hon Mark McGowan MLA: [email protected]
Please cc in these key Ministers also, so the message is heard loud and clear:
Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA (Minister for Environment, Climate Action, Commerce)
Hon Bill Johnston MLA (Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services)
Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC (Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry)
If you want to check if your branch signed up - you can see the full list of the 500 here: https://www.lean.net.au/branches_supporting_lean_s_call