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Meeting of environmental ministers is a reminder that this Government has no plan for our country



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TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

JOSH WILSON MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT MEMBER FOR FREMANTLE

MEETING OF ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS IS A REMINDER THAT THIS GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLAN FOR OUR COUNTRY

The tired third-term Morrison Government has no plan for our country and nowhere is that more evident than in environment policy.

It has been more than a month since Scott Morrison lectured the UN general assembly about recycling and said waste exports would be banned from 2020.

In that time, his government’s lack of a recycling plan has already caused this December’s COAG meeting to be cancelled - preventing a whole range of other matters of national significance from being discussed.

Today’s meeting of environment ministers sees the Morrison Government scrambling to fill in the blanks about these policy pronouncements after the fact. It was a case of talk first, think later.

Today’s meeting is also a reminder of the government’s failures to plan for the future more broadly - like their hopelessness when it comes to the national nature strategy, which has been on the backburner since public consultation closed back in March 2018.

This failure has occurred despite growing calls for action on extinctions. Australians are relying on this government to show natural leadership so our grandkids can cuddle Aussie icons like the koala, not have to resort to learning about them only in the history books.

FRIDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS:

RICHARD ALCORN (BUTLER) 0438 804 563 KATHARINE LONGLEY (WILSON) 0419 092 979