Climate change, driven by extracting, processing and burning fossil fuels including gas, is making extreme bushfires, extreme drought and extreme heat more severe, more widespread and more frequent. And it's pushing Australia's incredible wildlife, and the places they call home, to the brink. 

Woodside and Santos are the two biggest Australian-owned climate polluters and they are determined to pump out even more pollution. 

And our governments are giving climate polluters $11.1 billion in handouts annually! A responsible government would step up and step in to stop Woodside and Santos from wrecking our climate. 

Will you write a short, personalised email to your Member of Parliament (MP), who has a responsibility to represent you and others in your community?

For every message an MP or Senator receives, they know that there are many other people in their community who feel the same way as you but just haven’t had the time to write in (yet!)

Suggested structure and talking points:

  • Introduce yourself briefly. Mention that you live in their electorate, so the MP knows they represent you. 
  • Mention the problem you are concerned about. You could write: 
    • Australian communities, our unique wildlife and the places we love are under threat from climate change like never before.
    • Big polluters like Woodside and Santos are throwing fuel on the fire to chase profits.
    • Our governments are giving climate polluters $11.1 billion in handouts annually.
  • Say what action you want your MP to take. You could write: 
    • End all coal, oil and gas handouts and approvals, to stop big polluters like Woodside and Santos from further damaging our climate, and
    • Reform our national nature laws so that they are strong and protect our wildlife from climate destruction.
  • Thank your MP for their time and sign off. 

Want some more information on why personalised emails to your MP are so powerful? Read our blog on How to write an effective message to your elected representatives.


Header: Annette Ruzicka.