Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world.
The national bushfire crisis killed or displaced more than 3 billion animals, and koala populations could become extinct in less than thirty years.
But under the Morrison Government only two percent of recovery plans for threatened species have been made on time. There are now more than 200 outstanding recovery plans required by law.
Scott Morrison hasn’t even taken the necessary steps to save Australia’s iconic koala.
Australia’s National Koala Conservation Strategy expired in 2014, and it hasn’t been replaced over the decade the Liberal Government has been in power.
Labor’s Saving Native Species Program will help arrest species decline and restore populations of endangered plants and animals. It will also help clear the backlog of overdue recovery plans – which is important to make sure we take action to stop extinctions.
This investment of $224.5 million over the forward estimates will mean Labor can:
The program will help address the years of neglect, cuts and mismanagement by the Morrison Government.