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Time for resolute and effective climate ACTION not more blah blah blah ………….
Kevin 2023-08-03 17:28:27 +1000
Please- Please – Please-
Save this poor little blue planet and ALL of its inhabitants, plus their future generations. The world weather events in the past 12 months should make it clear to all leaders that we are heading for a grim or no future for our kids, grandkids and future generations if quick, decisive and effective action isn’t taken to reduce carbon emissions to slow/stabilise our changing climate.
Laurie 2023-08-03 17:27:48 +1000
Labor, you’re helping to destroy my children’s future by continuing to support coal mining and coal exports. I’m concerned about the climate and extinction crises. We only have one planet, and yet your policies are helping to destroy the only habitable place we have: this planet. Labor, ban coal mining, stop the bulldozing of our bush and forests, and slash emissions now so that we experience fewer floods, fires and droughts fuelled by climate change.
Ross 2023-08-03 17:27:19 +1000
Dear Tanya Plibersek, Minister for the Environment and Water, I vehemently oppose Walker Corporation’s Toondah Harbour proposal because it is incredibly dangerous and destructive. Nature shouldn’t be used by a small group of people for their own profits – it’s for everyone, especially for the creatures from all over the world who make it their home. Reject Walker’s proposal, set a precedent for future environmental butchers and profiteers, and save the birds! Please preserve the internationally significant land for future generations. Once it’s gone, we can’t get it back, it’s gone forever. Think about that. Also, the Eastern Curlews are a priority bird identified in your own 10 year Threatened Species Action Plan, so don’t break a promise to your constituents. You’re the Minister for the Environment, not the Minister for Private Development. Thousands of Australians have marched in the streets, submitted public comments and signed petitions, all to save Toondah Harbour and the birds – please don’t ignore us! We need your help! Reject the proposal! Finally, how about you act on behalf of the environment for a change – that’s your job after all!
Rebecca 2023-08-03 17:26:26 +1000
Please ensure strong new national laws and an independent regulator to protect the natural beauty and biodiversity of our land and sea, flora and fauna.
Denise 2023-08-03 17:25:57 +1000
Mr Albonese,
I voted for the Labor Party, STOP allowing new fossil fuel development immediately, you are adding to the climate crisis AND make all big businesses pay their taxes… stop cowtowing… get off your knees and get YOUR poor citizens into housing NOW.

YOU are starting to disappoint me.
Neil 2023-08-03 17:25:44 +1000
Labor – for the sake of our incredible landscapes and seascapes , flora and fauna please deliver strong new laws that actually protect our natural heritage! Our turtles, whales, koalas, coral reefs, waterways all need protecting NOW! And we need an independent regulator to enforce the new laws.
Elizabeth 2023-08-03 17:23:21 +1000
we ARE nature.
Every living thing must thrive for us to survive
Kari 2023-08-03 17:22:44 +1000
Please please consider a liveable future all species
Rose 2023-08-03 17:21:47 +1000
Protect Australian nature
Shane 2023-08-03 17:21:31 +1000
“My hope for my kids and grandkids is that they live in a world where the terrible forest fires are only a memory and there is still rainforest in Cairns. Labor, will you replace dirty fossils fuels like coal, gas and uranium with clean energy from the sun and the wind?”
John 2023-08-03 17:21:17 +1000
There is no time to lose over getting our greenhouse gases emissions not just to net zero but below that, if our children and grand children are to inherit an environment that is safe and liveable
Adrian 2023-08-03 17:20:12 +1000
Labor, if you are serious about stopping global boiling, you have to stop approving new coal and gas mines. Wherever the fuels are burnt, they are contributing greenhouse gas emissions to cause climate chaos.
Angela 2023-08-03 17:19:52 +1000
Let’s genuinely look after ourselves, by living CARE-fully & sustainably on our UNIQUE planet.
Elizabeth 2023-08-03 17:19:19 +1000
No more fossil fuels ever. We must preserve our environment and the species therein.
Steve 2023-08-03 17:17:54 +1000
Dear Labor Party,
I have voted ALP all my life – my mum is a former ALP Victorian MP.
My hope for my kids and grandkids is that they live in a world which is safe and sustained, in a thriving, healthy world. I want them to travel around our country and experience places like the Great Barrier Reef, as my generation have done.

Labor, will you replace dirty fossils fuels like coal, gas and uranium with clean energy from the sun and the wind?”

“I’m deeply concerned about the climate and extinction crises – Labor, stop the bulldozing of our bush and forests, and slash emissions now so we experience fewer floods, fires and droughts fuelled by climate change.”

Yours sincerely
Teresa Lodge
Teresa 2023-08-03 17:17:33 +1000
Please dedicate more to preserving our diminishing natural landscapes. Our rivers and our reefs and wildlife need more protection. thank you, Rob
Robert 2023-08-03 17:16:52 +1000
I am a grandmother. I care very much about the future of humanity, and just as much about the innocent animal life (and flora) we are selfishly damaging.
We must urgently replace fossil fuels with clean energy. If not we are all doomed (not my view, it’s what the scientists have been telling us since at least the 1970s).
We must also stop destroying the habitat of wildlife that depends on it. If they have nowhere to live they become extinct. And retention of their habitats also help to protect us from climate change and the droughts and floods and heatwaves we are experiencing.
Labor is in government. Please use what may be the final opportunity for humanity and those that share earth with us to survive.
Jan 2023-08-03 17:16:25 +1000
We have three climate denying federal ministers, Bowen, King and Plibersek. Between them they are reducing our planet to a broiling cesspit that will be impossible to live in. Taking donations to the ALP from fossil fuelers demonstrates there is a direct link between bad policy, much borrowed direct from the LNP, and donations.

The new nuclear subs are also a direct threat to Australians and should be rejected by the Conference delegates. These second hand ScoMo Class Clunkers will last only another 20-30 years before Australia will be required to dump the nuclear waste – but where? Marles says ‘on Commonwealth land’ but current ALP policy says there is to be no dumping of foreign nuclear waste in Australia and let’s face it, the ScoMo Class Clunkers are only on loan to Australia and will remain under the control of the USA – so it’s foreign radioactive waste.

Dumping radio active waste on Indigenous lands might not fit so well with the Voice, nor many non Indigenous Australians.

No new coal mines, no new gas projects, stop the mythical CCS – it does not work, and end all fossil subsidies.
Hugh 2023-08-03 17:15:40 +1000
Mr Albanese I urge you to take bold action on nature and climate change by delivering strong new laws to protect nature and an independent regulator to enforce them to secure a sustainable future for all Australians.
Anthony 2023-08-03 17:15:24 +1000
We need to act urgently on the climate and extinction crises. Our planet and our country can’t take much more, and you need to move quickly.
And ban live export while you’re at it.
Susan 2023-08-03 17:15:10 +1000
Please consider our wonderful environment and unique land and sea creatures when you make decisions that affect them and in the end affect humans.
Theresa 2023-08-03 17:14:34 +1000
For our children and our children’s children please make protection of our land, seas and all natural environments a strong priority.
Ellie 2023-08-03 17:13:37 +1000
Preventing further climate change is of vital importance to me. I live in the hub of a rural region, and we see how things are changing, and how those changes are negatively impacting the livelihoods of everyone around here. Our environment and waterways are our lifeblood, not just culturally but also economically.
Talara 2023-08-03 17:13:17 +1000
With a sudden realization that we are close to a tipping point in the issue of climate change. Allowing further support for new coal mines and expansion of LPG is unconscionable. Please make this a crucial issue at the Labor National Conference
Tim 2023-08-03 17:12:19 +1000
I live with my family in Broome in WA. We see the effects of climate change every month. I urge you to act urgently and bring in massive reforms immediately to protect our climate. No new fossil fuel projects.
Alan 2023-08-03 17:11:50 +1000
I’m riddled with anxiety for my children’s future. You have the power to make change for them. Please protect their environment
Catherine 2023-08-03 17:11:43 +1000
Please protect our precious environment!
Judy 2023-08-03 17:11:19 +1000
Try harder to be a true Labor Government! It’s Time!
Mike 2023-08-03 17:10:55 +1000
PLEASE HELP RITA SQUIRE
Rita 2023-08-03 17:10:45 +1000