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Environment Policy

Australia's natural environment has been altered and abused since British colonisation. The vast majority of its native forests have been wiped out; sheep, cattle and grain farming methods and clear-felling have contributed to soil salinity and destabilisation of huge quantities of arable land; bio diversity is shrinking; waterways have become prone to algal blooms destroying Australia's aquaculture; and our living environments are congested from over-population, under-resourcing and unregulated industrial pollution. Repairing the environmental damage will require a sustained effort from the whole of society.