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Open letter to our elected representatives

'To all Members and Senators of the Australian Parliament,

The bushfire crisis continues to devastate communities and wildlife on an unprecedented and alarming scale. Intensifying drought and heat are making bushfires larger, more destructive and frequent. This is climate change and the root cause – burning polluting fuels like coal – is making it worse. We urge you to use this moment of crisis as a turning point. Let’s move forward together, as a nation, and not look backwards at a decade of division and missed opportunity. We call on you to stand with our communities, wildlife and places we love and:

  1. Rapidly replace coal with clean energy, stop any new coal mines and fund a transition plan for affected workers and communities.
  2. Massively increase funding for long-term wildlife and ecosystem recovery and create strong national environment laws to protect nature and end extinction.

This is too important for party politics. Please step up and act so our communities and wildlife have a thriving future.'

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Latest Supporters

We face a Climate Emergency. Urgent action to reduce emissions is essential before 2030.
Liz 2020-02-19 17:14:44 +1100
Janet 2020-02-19 12:46:46 +1100
Long term emission targets aren’t enough. We need to ameliorate impact and build future resilience NOW.
Margaret 2020-02-16 16:59:34 +1100
Michael 2020-02-14 22:09:48 +1100
Our Government needs to wake up, our country is facing more and more disasters every year and soon we will lose any hope of slowing it let alone fixing the issues
Patrick 2020-02-13 21:44:48 +1100
I am so disillusioned by politics and our leaders at present.
Obvious changes must be put in place.
For Example:
Banning large donations to political parties and candidates.
Increasing the transparency of political donations, including real time reporting of donations.
Limiting expenditure at election times so corporations can’t use their oversized wallets to drown out our voices.
Creating an independent watchdog to investigate and stamp out corruption.
Stronger lobbying regulation and greater transparency so we know who’s meeting with our elected representatives and why.
Unless changes are implemented our Country is not really a democracy, is it?
What has happened?

Nicole can you explain why these examples are allowed in politics because for me it makes absolutely no sense apart from the corruption that is.
I would be very interested to read your answer, because for now, I see no justification.

Yours sincerely,
Jo Mckay
Brighton, South Australia, 5048, Australia
jo 2020-02-13 13:08:05 +1100
Take action now – if not for yourself, for our children who can’t breath.
Fleur 2020-02-12 18:25:33 +1100
Edward OLoughlin
Edward 2020-02-11 18:13:32 +1100