In May 2022, Australia elected a new Parliament with a strong mandate for action on climate and protecting nature. Now the work begins in holding them to account.

We are powerful when we act together. While each ACF Community group is independent and sets their own priorities, we ask that at least half the group’s efforts are dedicated to our national campaigns.

There are key moments coming up over the next few months on which your group can have a significant impact!

Campaign Strategy: Save Our Big Backyard

Create strong national nature protection laws that stop Australia’s worsening extinction crisis, and support nature as a climate solution. New laws must be enforced by an independent regulator.
Our forests, wetlands and bush lands store greenhouse gases, provide homes for our unique animals and birds, and are places where people restore and revive.

 

Priorities right now:

 

Priorities

Timeline

Resources

Key campaign: Save Our Big Backyard

Nature outreach events

Wild At Art

Ongoing

September- December

Save Our Big Backyard tactic guide

Wild At Art info

Advocacy &
Campaigns Network

Meeting with MP's and inviting them to nature outreach events

Ongoing

 

Save Our Big Backyard tactic guide

Change the Story Network

Capture videos of your nature outreach events Ongoing

Save Our Big Backyard tactic guide

People Power Network

Nature activity planning

Ongoing

Planning resources

Keep on the radar

ACF Community webinar 11 October

RSVP here

  National Volunteer Welcome Night  31 October RSVP here
  COP15 - negotiations around a global effort to improve biodiversity 5-7 December  
  Wild At Art September-October More info here
  MPs are likely to be in their local electorate offices before the final sitting weeks of Parliament for the year. Week of 14 November  

Updated: 19 August 2022

These other tactics are important for ACF as a whole, but the priorities listed above are critical for ACF Community groups as we progress our agenda and demand action on climate and nature.

So, this is exciting, but how does your group make it happen? We recommend that you:

  • Share the workload using the network structure
  • Check out the available training that can support you with the key skills you need to effectively campaign.
  • Check out the events other groups are running.
  • Browse the resources for groups on the ACF Community Hub
  • Come along to the next monthly ACF Community Webinar where you’ll hear timely campaign strategy updates and political context.

Still have questions? Or want to share how you’re going with it? Reach out on Slack on the #acf-community channel, the #acf-community-helpdesk or email [email protected]