We've pre-written a message for you that asks Mr Albanese to make the Safeguard Mechanism stronger.
Just add your details and a subject then hit send to send the message to the Prime Minister.
The Albanese Government’s reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism will determine whether Australia meets its 43% emissions reduction target. We need to reach 43% fast – and then raise our ambition to slash emissions even higher this decade. Otherwise extreme floods, fires, heatwaves and droughts will put all of our futures at risk.
A strong Safeguard Mechanism now would crack down on Australia’s biggest polluters and force them to actually cut emissions at their facilities, not on paper. But the Albanese Government's draft reforms have loopholes that will let big polluters like Woodside and Santos buy unlimited offsets and avoid actually cutting emissions. The Albanese Government must close the loopholes now.
Everyday people speaking up now can help our Prime Minister choose to safeguard our future, not Australia’s biggest polluters. Send him the message now.
The Safeguard Mechanism puts a cap on how much Australia's biggest polluters can pollute. It currently regulates 215 facilities that produce the equivalent of 100,000 tonnes or more of CO2 a year (and worryingly the number of facilities is set to rise if the government allows the opening of new coal and gas projects).
With your urging, the Prime Minister can be pushed to make the Safeguard Mechanism stronger by:
The pre-filled message you will send asks Mr Albanese to close four loopholes to drive genuine emissions cuts this decade at Australia’s most polluting facilities: