Fight for the Reef
Fight for the Reef
Fight for the Reef

Tell our leaders

I love the Reef and I vote

Sign The Petition!

The next Australian government must stand up for the Reef. Sign the petition below to ask our leaders to support the Reef Protection Package.

 

The Great Barrier Reef is fighting for its life. We have been shocked at the worst coral bleaching event in history, and recently news broke that the Reef may need up to $16 billion to fix farm pollution flowing into the Reef’s waters. Now is the time for urgent action.

This election is vital for the Reef – and the tourism jobs that rely on it – to have a fighting chance to survive and thrive. So far, the ambition from our leaders on Reef protection has fallen well short.

Email the three main parties now and urge their commitment to a real reef protection package.

Australians have shown before that the Reef is close to their hearts, and that they will support policy leadership that will protect it.

Send a message directly to Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull, Labor leader Bill Shorten and Greens leader Richard Di Natale today, we need all parties to do more to protect this natural wonder for future generations.

Take action now or we may lose the Reef we love, in our lifetime.

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Petition

Dear Mr Turnbull, Mr Shorten and Mr Di Natale

The Great Barrier Reef is fighting for its life. It’s just experienced the worst coral bleaching event in its history and farm pollution runoff has fuelled a massive Crown of Thorns starfish outbreak.

I’m calling on the next Federal Government to deliver:

  1. Laws to stop farm pollution flowing into Reef waters
  2. A multi-billion dollar fund for better farm management and catchment repair, to give the Reef clean water
  3. A strong champion for the Reef
  4. No more damaging industrial developments on the Reef coast, like Abbot Point
  5. An end to illegal fishing, and protection of turtles and dugongs
  6. A rapid shift to renewable energy and an end to fossil fuel subsidies

This election, I urge you and your party to protect the Reef and the $6 billion tourism industry that relies on it.

I’ll be voting for the Reef this election.

Sign The Petition!

The next Australian government must stand up for the Reef. Sign the petition below to ask our leaders to support the Reef Protection Package.

Election Policy Scorecard

After a thorough, independent evaluation process, we have released a policy scorecard evaluating each Party's policies for protecting the Great Barrier Reef.



Click on the image to view the scorecard in a larger size.


Neither the Government nor the Opposition have committed to the investment needed to restore the Reef's health, following the worst bleaching event in its history.

WWF-Australia and AMCS are science-based organisations, and are proudly non-partisan. We do not endorse parties, but evaluate and communicate policies, on their merits. We do not direct people how to vote. For more on the scorecard methodology see: here.