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Greens announce support for wildlife carers in South Australia

The Australian Greens today launched a $15 million plan in Adelaide to help wildlife carers meet the costs of providing quality care for sick and injured native animals.

"Wildlife carers travel great distances to respond to calls for help for injured animals and give countless hours of care. Orphaned joeys or birds, for example, often involve around the clock monitoring and feeding," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.

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Supporting Volunteer Wildlife Carers

Across Australia, every year thousands of volunteers help come to the rescue of sick and injured wildlife.  The Australian Greens believe our wildlife carers deserve more recognition and support for their invaluable work.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Australian native animals become orphaned, injured or displaced due to human activites that lead to habitat loss, poisoning, car strikes, entaglement in rubbish or barbed wire, or attacks by cats, dogs or other feral animals.

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Window to Abbott-proof Environmental Laws Lost

A senate committee has today failed to recommend backing a Greens bill to save our national environment laws from being handed over to the states, say the Australian Greens.

“If the government has truly ditched its idea to hand over national environmental protection to state governments, it needs to stop an Abbott government from using those same powers,” Senator Larissa Waters, the Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.

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Greenwash Government report sells out Reef to coal and gas

Today’s State Party Report on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area shows the Australian Government has failed to meet key UNESCO recommendations to keep the Reef off the World Heritage in Danger list, prompting the Australian Greens to announce they will move amendments to federal environmental laws to enforce the recommendations and protect the Reef.

“The Australian Government deserves a fail mark on their Reef homework,” said Australian Greens Senator for Queensland and Environment spokesperson Larissa Waters.

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Poll shows community opposes government’s World Heritage plans

A Galaxy Poll released by the Australian Greens today showed strong community opposition to the Federal Government's plan to give away their responsibility to protect World Heritage sites from mining and development to state governments.

"The poll results show that a clear majority of Australians support national protection for our World Heritage sites, like the Great Barrier Reef, and don't want this left solely up to state governments," Senator Waters said.

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