Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi spoke about the Rights of Nature in Australia in her first speech in the Senate on Tuesday 21 August 2018. At 19 minutes and 19 seconds (19:19), she said:
Nature has intrinsic value, it is not just a commodity to be used and abused. Let's enshrine the rights of nature in law to protect Australia's natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Artesian Basin and the Murray Darling system from greedy exploitation.
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