POSITIVE POLICY

National Parks Trigger

The Abbott Turnbull Government has spent the last three years undermining the protection of Australia’s environment and Labor won’t let it continue.

Labor will legislate to include a National Parks Trigger in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act to ensure any proposed developments in a National Park would be subject to the EPBC approval process.

Labor’s creation of a National Park Trigger under the EPBC Act will ensure our precious parks stay pristine, while also ensuring investment projects that deliver jobs and prosperity to our rural and regional communities happen in a sustainable and carefully managed way.

The policy will ensure that any development within a National Park (including Marine Parks) will be subject to an assessment by the Department of Environment and approval from the Minister for Environment.

Read the fact sheet for more on Labor's plan to protect national parks here