Stan and Magda have spent 45 years planting trees to restore their property, west of Grafton in Northern NSW, from historic deforestation.
Their backyard is a haven for local koalas, kangaroos and other wildlife. But horrifyingly, the threat of deforestation is back in 2018, due to recent changes to the state law.
Now, the couple are fearful for what the future might hold.
“When we pass on, if this block goes into the hands of someone who wants to have a clear block, then a lot of what we’ve done could be devastated,” says Stan.
Magda agrees. “If this property fell into the wrong hands and a lot of the greenery was cut down, it would be awful.”
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The threat of deforestation is never far from Magda and Stan’s thoughts.
“Yet we have a government that’s not giving priority to the natural environment. I think it’s deplorable... We should be protecting our forests as much as we possibly can.”
Our approach is already working. Supporters like you helped make deforestation a key environmental issue in the lead-up to the Queensland election. All up, we contacted more than 13,000 households during the campaign. As a result, Queensland Labor adopted all our recommendations—promising to bring in strong laws to end deforestation in 100 days—and pledged a $500 million land restoration fund!
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