Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (11:43): I rise to make comment on the threatened species inquiry motion put forward by Dr Ratnam today.
Native species are dying out. Climate change is real. This is the most important issue before us. You can debate all the laws you like in this place, and it will not mean squat unless we pay attention to what Dr Ratnam is saying today.
Our ecosystems are in distress. Two hundred and forty leading scientists recently came together to sound the alarm bells. Within two decades scores of native species will be extinct.
We must act now, and those that do not support this motion are also doomed to extinction. I support this motion.
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member of Northern Metropolitan Region
Speech given 30/10/19