To: TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

End Native Forest Logging by 2020

End Native Forest Logging by 2020

Dear Speaker,

This petition of the people of Australia draws to the attention of the House the extinction crisis.

We therefore ask the House to end all logging of publicly owned native forests in Australia and preserve them as habitat for endangered species.

Why is this important?

Australia is facing an extinction crisis. The rapid race towards species extinction is escalating exponentially, because of the removal of native forests on an industrial scale.

This country can no longer support industrialised logging practices that remove habitat at such a pace that the Swift Parrot, the Leadbeater's Possum, the Spotted Quoll and even the Koala will soon be extinct unless we stop native forest logging by 2020. Many other species throughout the country are rapidly joining the extinction queue.

A transition to sustainably managed plantation can support our needs for timber and protect forestry worker's jobs. There is more employment in keeping our forests standing than cutting them down.

The chip mills which export 40 million tonnes of Australian native forest for as little as $4.60 per tonne must cease. A substantial amount of each tree cut down is dumped on the forest floor, leaving hillside after hillside virtually bare of vegetation, out of the public eye, as a tremendous fire risk and a horrifying waste that is a national disgrace.

Forests must remain standing as carbon sinks to offset climate change; and to provide wilderness for future generations of humans and wildlife.

We must meet our international obligations to protect our threatened species - one step further is EXTINCTION.

How it will be delivered

Hand delivery to Parliament House


Reasons for signing

  • It is time for Australian governments to end native forest logging.
  • Save earth and Help the enviroment
  • I'm not an Australian citizen, but had hoped to visit to see the natural wonders. Lately I keep hearing about your government's irresponsible disregard for protecting trees and wildlife and wonder if I should travel there. Gov'ts around the world need to wake up and start healing the earth, stop damaging it.

Updates

2018-12-07 17:16:25 +1100

Messages of support from forest groups are beginning to be posted https://www.facebook.com/forestEmbassy/notes/

2018-12-02 12:43:47 +1100

The Lone Drummer has had enough. On the SAME DAY that the kids went on strike to protect their future the government locked Australia into 20 more years of logging and woodchopping. He's HAD ENOUGH! He has BROKEN HIS SILENCE: https://2ser.com/the-lone-drummer-and-his-crusade-for-climate-change-justice/?fbclid=IwAR3XQAMxjBIvWbP6SSos9N8bs0LKlwZs3ETJBoPR8rS_9wLIZ2pzRBRRKl8

2018-12-02 12:22:42 +1100

The Government locked Australian into 20 years of Native Forest Logging on Friday, the same day as the kids went on strike to ask for a better future. Sorry kids - tough luck! Listen to Jos, Liz and Margaret taking the story of the forests to the national airwaves with Bec Horridge https://www.facebook.com/groups/4761549951/?multi_permalinks=10156056356244952&comment_id=10156056370099952&notif_id=1543701009337041&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic

2018-11-23 08:13:58 +1100

All over the world, people are wiling to be arrested and even jailed to achieve change in the #ExtinctionRebellion https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/nov/22/we-cant-get-arrested-quick-enough-life-inside-extinction-rebellion-video?fbclid=IwAR1ohti7XBScbefchRKIfZaElBLhy-MC1HixhI1kE27QPnQHXF3xHk8sq2g

2018-11-22 23:36:44 +1100

100 signatures reached

2018-11-22 21:02:36 +1100

"We call on the government to implement a moratorium on 'native' forest logging on Wurundjeri, Taungurung and Gunnai-Kurnai country and request they urgently join Traditional Owners in discussions about safeguarding these forests for the Earth, for our culture, for all people and our future."

https://www.facebook.com/lidiathorpe/videos/256562565019582/?fref=mentions&__xts__[0]=68.ARCBXI4Qiw7dkZ1r0kWREzwh0Tz06RoDKnQXAAzZMpsAWmvqKeDwvssnRwGG9xROPr_xkD3rXtr7PKe-MUHSSwPYiLD5I-gnzzQ_x3ZfbTj1Bds_ADQyquakBMN3soCLPvpECyUHXEd0iQjrDpu3od46HP1X9g5l5_HhhnzoucSbmknOZbqLaElKhP-USSR5vwubrtgc7vyVB1VNFnJe3DBs8Xv1He7O6YQgI2k6RHJ6bkjDPk4LA2aFPLnpLOhXI8CxIrTMhpcesXVCozvs4834WmiFeTlvS5y-wGp0dFPi44uqAfUMMfzmMHQuEijBLndCXK8veiQauR1WMAdcHsuvbz9N2Z2mfkX7iiK7xuuCjWVYthXO88Lm40QAhnTm37Loe-H8wEkbxlOIraAF-z598RrjHcA7m4kMRDKl1qmvQRSieIs8Y7PLCrBguR30eiwTnRXmp3XFMnun4PSI4-hewSrNUVUEi5bCbRrGS_qBVqKF4cbqOLSLv7O0H7PhmXuYJaoijQ&__tn__=K-R

2018-11-22 20:56:58 +1100

Please listen to the first 5 minutes of this report on illegal logging in Victoria https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/australia-wide/australia-wide-environmental-lawyer-questions-logging/10502880?fbclid=IwAR0N0_-GCIVAEtsFAxhExyWO8aMx-YCE7ESSo-8Kg2_q-Ud7CzcffSO0DC4

2018-11-22 18:20:25 +1100

50 signatures reached

2018-11-22 15:05:49 +1100

25 signatures reached

2018-11-22 12:39:35 +1100

10 signatures reached