Nature Positive Australia – Caring for Our Environment

Like you, the Albanese Labor Government wants to leave nature better off for future generations.

That’s what the Albanese Labor Government is committed to doing. We want to protect what’s precious, repair what’s damaged, and manage nature better for the future.

That’s why in the recent Budget, Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek announced funding to bring to life our Nature Positive Plan (https://www.dcceew.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/nature-positive-plan.pdf ).

We’re rewriting Australia’s old, broken environment laws to better protect our environment and make clearer, faster decisions. At the centre of this, is $121 million to establish Environment Protection Australia, to help restore trust to a system that badly needs it.

After a decade of neglect and mismanagement by the Liberals and Nationals, we’re also stepping in to save some of our most precious places, and those who look after them.

This includes:

  • $262.3 million to protect our precious Commonwealth national parks, including Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta, more than doubling national parks funding. This is in addition to the $276 million upgrade to Kakadu the Albanese Government is already rolling out.
  • $163.4 million to ensure the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) can continue to provide world-leading scientific marine research and protect our oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef. This investment will double AIMS’ funding.
  • $45.2 million for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust to address a critical backlog of repairs and avoid permanent loss of heritage value.

We want to protect our environment from destruction, as well as restoring environments that have been damaged in the past. This budget invests in projects that repair nature, including:

Australians want to live in a country that is nature positive – a country that stops environmental decline and repairs nature.