Only an independent watchdog can sort out the current impenetrable soup of federal, state and local bodies that make up environmental governance
  • Suzanne Milthorpe is National Nature Campaign Manager with The Wilderness Society Australia
Goolwa, South Australia
“It’s time for the Australian government to step up and lead the country in a national environment plan that coordinates the states and territories in a truly national effort to protect the environment.” Photograph: The Washington Post/Washington Post/Getty Images