9 Apr 2024

Groups write open letter to Govt for right to sustainable environment

From Morning Report, 7:38 am on 9 April 2024

A group of sixteen advocacy groups have penned an open letter to the Government, calling for a right to a sustainable environment.

This comes as a member's bill by James Shaw, which proposes to introduce the right to the Bill of Rights Act, is set to be introduced to Parliament on Wednesday.

Inclusion in the Bill of Rights Act would mean all other legislation would be presumed to be consistent with a sustainable environment unless it clearly states otherwise.

Lawyers for Climate Action executive director Jessica Palairet spoke to Corin Dann.