The National Parks Association of NSW is one of 40 groups in the ‘Places you Love’ alliance, Australia’s largest union of environment groups which started as a fight back against attempts to wind back national laws that serve to protect nature. The alliance is working hard to ensure that our national parks, sensitive ecosystems and threatened species receive adequate protection from the Federal Government.

In 2012, the alliance mounted a campaign to prevent Federal environmental approval powers being devolved to State and Territory Governments. At the December 2012 Council of Australian Governments meeting, the government announced that it was indefinitely postponing its plan to hand environmental powers to the states. This was a significant win for the campaign, although work to ensure that Federal powers are strengthened, not weakened, in the future is ongoing. The alliance continues to work to rebuild an active constituency for nature.

For more information on the Places you Love Alliance visit www.placesyoulove.org.