Progress in New South Wales, but still work to do!
As you may have seen, there has been some good progress in regards to the shark nets in New South Wales this last week. Local councils are turning against these horrific nets en masse.
Four key councils have now officially passed motions to ask the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to remove shark nets from their local regions. This includes iconic beaches like Bondi and Manly, whose councils have said they want these ineffective and harmful nets out, and modern non-lethal technology used.
We have included a link to a news story on the events of this week. Despite the science, communities and now even local councils making it clear that shark nets don't work and cause unacceptable harm to the marine environment, DPI still refuse to remove them and continue to dig their heels in.
So, whilst this move by councils has the potential to be a catalyst for long-overdue change, it could end up being purely symbolic if DPI ignores it, and we still have a fight on our hands to make sure that does not happen.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE keep sharing this petition. Adam Marshall is the Minister who can have these nets removed with a single stroke of the pen, and we want to get to 100,000+ before sending it to him so that he simply can't ignore this anymore.