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Hi there! You landed on this page after scanning a QR code on one of the thousands of yellow Climate Action Now signs we helped distribute in communities in the lead-up to the 2022 federal election.

At the ballot boxes, we the people delivered a resounding call for bolder climate action and more integrity in politics from our Parliament.

Since then, we've made a lot of progress. After a wasted decade of climate policy paralysis in Australia, we now have an improved emissions reduction target and a stronger Safeguard Mechanism to crack down on our biggest polluters.

But much more still needs doing.

Every minute our governments hand over $22,217 to fossil fuels in subsidies. When the coal and gas Australia exports are burned overseas, the damage adds up to 5% of global climate pollution. 

It's up to all of us to keep pushing our government to deliver bolder climate action now. 

Sign the petition now urging the Australian government to end all coal and gas projects in Australia and guide us to a safe climate future.

Petition demands

"To the Prime Minister, Energy Minister and Environment Minister,

End coal and gas in Australia to ramp up climate action. That means:

  • This decade, replacing existing coal, gas and uranium exports with a renewable-powered exports industry and climate-positive careers for communities
  • No new coal and gas projects or infrastructure
  • Stop spending public money on the fossil fuel industry – fund climate solutions instead."

A responsible government would use our public money to make our communities and wildlife thrive, not fund the industries damaging our climate. The Albanese Government has already taken some steps to advance climate ambition in Australia, but to truly slash climate pollution it must immediately end public funding for fossil fuels.

In the 2021-22 financial year, government subsidies for fossil fuels cost Australians $11.6 billion. In the same period, climate-fuelled floods devastated Queensland and New South Wales communities and wildlife.

If we stop spending public money on fossil fuels now, we can help prevent even more damaging projects in the future. Currently, Australia has 114 new coal and gas projects, like Woodside's Scarborough project, in the pipeline and if the projects were to go ahead they would almost double our current domestic emissions. And that’s not including any emissions from exporting the coal and gas overseas!

For a safe climate future, let’s instead invest our public money into renewable exports that can replace coal and gas, slash pollution and create climate-positive jobs that future-proof our economy.

Sign the petition and call on our government to step up for climate action.


Latest Supporters

Leo 2023-08-22 15:50:37 +1000
There may just be time to act against capitalism and prevent the extinction of humanity
Megan 2023-08-17 13:29:32 +1000
End fossil fuel subsidies NOW! Listen to the people!
Mary 2023-08-08 09:22:14 +1000
Bev 2023-08-04 10:54:17 +1000
A better world is our only hope. Action now. The time for anything else has passed.
Katrina 2023-07-23 10:17:13 +1000
David 2023-07-16 08:06:50 +1000
Please help Australia’s unique and iconic wildlife and habitats. It’s a beautiful country, and as a U.S. Citizen, I am deeply concerned about the future of this wonderful, ancient island country
Sally 2023-07-10 13:01:52 +1000
Adelene 2023-07-08 10:19:11 +1000
I want Australia to invest in renewable products that do not damage the environment for future generations.
Adelene 2023-07-05 20:51:31 +1000
Daniella 2023-06-26 12:31:10 +1000
Maaike 2023-06-22 09:23:50 +1000
Belinda 2023-06-21 14:36:55 +1000
Mitchell 2023-06-13 14:17:33 +1000
Fin 2023-05-29 10:04:20 +1000
Vanessa 2023-05-28 13:50:29 +1000
I want to end coal and gas because I care about our environment, I enjoy it, I enjoy clean air and clean environments. I want my children and their families to enjoy the same.
nicole 2023-05-27 18:49:31 +1000
Laurelle 2023-05-22 15:57:46 +1000