The new squatters on public land are being given a leg-up as they were in the 19th century to seize and occupy public land. By deliberately underfunding National Parks, commercial-friendly governments are putting commercial interests ahead of the public interest. 

Our early wealthy and powerful squatters forced indigenous people off the land they had occupied for tens of thousands of years. The new squatters are taking over more and more of our public land -- national parks, botanic gardens and public reserves.