Bringing Outback laws into the 21st Century

Did you know that since the 1800s it’s been against the law to own an Outback Station in WA and not earn your living from cattle or sheep? Outdated laws are holding people back from diversifying into more modern, profitable and sustainable enterprises that also help care for the land, such as tourism.

Wouldn’t it be great if our laws encouraged new enterprises and jobs, rewarded those that manage their land well, and protected our natural and cultural heritage?

Well, we now have the opportunity to make this a reality.

This year the WA Government is considering historic reforms to Outback laws and together we can convince them to do the right thing. But we need your help so that more people know about this great opportunity.


Our Outback is an amazing place, but what makes it special is at risk. 

"It breaks my heart to leave, but I have no choice."

My family and I have made the hardest of decisions – to leave our home, Nallan Station. We’ve given every last drop of energy, time and money to bring this extraordinary part of WA back to health, but now our time is up.

Outback people need your support. Please sign Michael’s petition asking the WA Government to make the Outback a priority, so that other families aren’t forced to leave.

Will you sign?

    When you sign the petition, an email will be sent to Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Lands Rita Saffioti to let them know you’ve signed. The email will also be copied to Shadow Minister for Lands Liza Harvey, Leader of the Nationals Mia Davies, and Greens Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Robin Chapple. Click here to read more

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