Act for Birds - the Case for Change

On 19 March we launched BirdLife's Australia's new report: Restoring the Balance - the Case for a new generation of Australian Environmental Laws which describes how we can fix Australia’s ineffective nature laws and protect our most endangered birds. 

You might have spotted coverage of the report in the Guardian, or heard some of the extensive media coverage around the country, including this radio interview with Dr Jenny Lau, our acting Head of Conservation, who yesterday spoke with 6PR Perth Tonight's Chris Ilsley to explain how and why changes to our environmental laws are so urgently needed.

A week later, BirdLife Australia CEO Paul Sullivan and Campaign Manager Margaret Quixley accompanied Jenny Lau in hitting the halls of Parliament, talking about the new report and calling for much needed reform to our environment laws.

The team was in Canberra to attend the Better Laws for a Better Planet Symposium, where it was standing room only as experts from across the policy spectrum – law, science, conservation, health – came together to speak to their individual experiences of nature laws and determination in shaping the next generation of environmental laws. 

The team also participated in a national meeting of Australia's largest ever environment alliance, Places You Love, where representatives from over 40 environment organisations joined together to discuss how to make new nature laws a reality.  

Learn how you can get involved by joining the Act for Birds team for our next public webinar on Tuesday 10 April at 7:30PM (AEST) / 5:30PM (AWST) by registering here.