The Conversation: Our national parks must be more than playgrounds or paddocks

Kakadu National Park. Image: Thomas Schoch [CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Kakadu National Park. Image: Thomas Schoch [CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s make or break time for Australia’s national parks.

National parks on land and in the ocean are dying a death of a thousand cuts, in the form of bullets, hooks, hotels, logging concessions and grazing licences. It’s been an extraordinary last few months, with various governments in eastern states proposing new uses for these critically important areas.

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