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Latest Messages

Please do the right thing for our country and the environment.
For the sake of our kids and grandkids please make the environment top priority. No economy on a dead planet.
Set an example to other governments.
Patricia 2023-08-04 22:03:04 +1000
I expect my elected representatives to ensure strong new national laws that actually protect our most precious places, and start restoring that which has been damaged. We need natural and wild environments for our mental health, as well as maintaining biodiversity and keeping our air clean. We also desperately need an independent regulator to enforce these laws.
Jackie 2023-08-04 21:44:35 +1000
we need real action on climate now or there will soon be no need for the ALP to lead as there will be nothing worth leading left
Ian 2023-08-04 21:18:15 +1000
Action action action is needed without delay to preserve our nature that is all our plants and animals. Action against climate change. Immediate action before all is lost forever.
Heather 2023-08-04 21:05:48 +1000
If the Labor Party does not protect the environment I will not vote for it. At the moment Labor is not doing a good enough job!
Ian 2023-08-04 20:52:56 +1000
Please do more for climate action. We cant live without our ecosystem and it is disappearing. We are lising ground and we need to do more.
christine 2023-08-04 20:38:41 +1000
Dom 2023-08-04 20:27:22 +1000
To the people of the Labor Party.
Everyone needs to be a part of the solution. Please do what you can to turn around the neglect, the waste, the culling of natural resources for financial gain, for the benefit of a few.
Can you help us to create a world for the benefit of all? Please !
Neville 2023-08-04 19:54:12 +1000
“I’m concerned about the climate and extinction crises because climate change is with us now. The ice caps are melting and destructive fires burn around the world. 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.
Replace with urgency dirty fossils fuels like coal, gas and uranium with clean energy from the sun and the wind.
In particular in Western Australia stop the madness of the Woodside Burrup Hub Gas project in the pristine WA ocean, surely their investment can instead be in cleaner energy for the future?
Marian 2023-08-04 19:49:13 +1000
Keep Trying. Climate change action is urgent. I fear for the immediate future of our over populated world. Recycling isn’t the answer. We need to, not use or reuse.
William 2023-08-04 19:44:59 +1000
We only have this one planet. Please protect it.
Keren 2023-08-04 19:27:45 +1000
Witness the freak heatwave in South America this week, hot on the heels of dreadful bushfires in Greece. A hotter summer coming our way, ski fields closed due to lack of snow, 3 BILLION animals dead from the 19/20 bushfires…
Get the message? If you keep approving fossil fuel mining, at least have strong nature laws to help protect whats left.
Mark Cramond
Mark 2023-08-04 19:09:31 +1000
Stop killing the planet. It’s that simple.

Every decision that is made should be made with the environment in mind, with positive outcomes the only goal.
Simone 2023-08-04 18:56:44 +1000
Since when is it Labor Policy to destroy a critically rare pristine Ramsar listed wetland habitat to benefit a private company?
Rachel 2023-08-04 18:44:29 +1000
Stop pretending to act on climate change when what we need is no new coal & gas & more renewable energy projects.
Ifeanna 2023-08-04 18:25:13 +1000
Please Labor, fight for our biodiversity. We won’t get a second chance to save some of our species and have a livable climate.
Jules 2023-08-04 18:24:05 +1000
Humanity is consuming the planet’s renewable resources faster than they are being replenished, and scientists calculate that August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day; when year-to-date consumption had exceeded nature’s entire annual resources budget. This day will come earlier in future years because of rising population and per-capita consumption, two issues on which Australia is one of the worst offenders.

We are acting like the family that is spending more than their income, falling behind on their rent and trashing their home. Unless they heed their landlord’s warning, they will soon be evicted.

Nature is giving us ample warning. Our over-consumption is eroding the planet’s life-support systems, and we are sinking deeper into an ecological debt that will forever burden our children. If we continue to ignore this reality, the human family is on track to losing its only home. And unlike the spendthrift family, there is no alternative dwelling.
Ian 2023-08-04 18:03:51 +1000
I live my life doing all that I can afford to do to reduce my carbon footprint ie vegetarian, organic food, composting, using public transport, donating monthly to the planting of trees to offset my carbon offset and so on.
I often feel despairing when I hear of my Government giving approval to new coal mines, gas projects.
I thought I lived in a democracy and yet more and more I feel that my voice means nothing compared to the mining companies and their lobbyists.
Please, please listen to your constituents.
Isobel Lamont
Isobel 2023-08-04 17:53:17 +1000
Labor, short-term financial sugar hits are NOT more important than protecting the future of our natural flora and fauna. Please use legislation to secure protections for Australia’s wilderness and its animals.
Maria 2023-08-04 17:49:35 +1000
Please put a stop to logging habitat forêsts. Use plantation Timbers.
Dianne 2023-08-04 17:47:22 +1000
The era of GLOBAL BOILING is here

From the Reef to the Australian Alps, our unique environments, wildlife are in rapid decline; our livelihoods, wellbeing, health are suffering

Get real Albo and team – we need credible massive action

The time for incremental change is long gone

We missed the boat decades ago on using gas as a transition fuel

A moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects

An EPBC Act that includes a climate trigger

Divorce yourself from the fossil fuel industry
Ann 2023-08-04 17:06:57 +1000
The ALP was given an overwhelming mandate to get going on actually reducing our carbon footprint.

And yet you are still allowing NEW GAS and COAL projects to go ahead.

This year is expected to bring us a SUPER EL NINO event with possibly worse fire conditions than the last BLACK SUMMER!

Where then are the fleet of waterbombers we will need to deal with such a dangerous impending disaster coming from and when do they arrive!
Steve 2023-08-04 17:03:32 +1000
The concept of “Sustainable Logging” is nothing but a duplicitous construct and mendacious oxymoronic smokescreen, behind which our unique but fragile old growth forests are progressively being decimated and essential habitats and the threatened species dependent upon them driven progressively towards extinction.

Federal and State Governments must establish, implement and enforce a national cessation of all native forest logging beyond the end of 2023.
---Rupert 2023-08-04 16:57:05 +1000
As a lover of nature and the awesome world around us, I care deeply about our urban parks and National Parks, waterways and forests.
Labour, please put strong new National laws in place, that really do protect places like this. Make sure that damaged areas will be restored … with an i dependant regulator to enforce these laws

Mu hope for my grandchildren is that they live in a healthy world where all living things can thrive.
Ruth 2023-08-04 16:35:59 +1000
We need our government to do more!!!
The climate crisis should be our number one priority. !!!
Catherine 2023-08-04 16:34:11 +1000
Please protect what’s left of our natural environment. We can’t afford to loose any more.
No more gas and oil. We are killing the future. The rise in temperature and associated extreme weather events is way too expensive and dangerous. It’s unsustainable.
We need to convert to renewable energy. Definitely not uranium, oil and gas
Judith 2023-08-04 16:31:14 +1000
Dear Labor Party members

I live in the Northern Rivers of NSW. No doubt you are aware of the catastrophic floods experienced in this region last year together with the dreadful bushfires shortly before the floods. My local Labor state MP, Janelle Staffin, has worked tirelessly to help citizens affected by both these disasters.
But it is definitely with those tragedies in mind that I am writing to you to urge you to PLEASE begin immediately to ask the Climate Scientists to help you design a program to get us all out of this mess.
Of course, as you know, it is not just Australia that is affected – the Earth itself is at risk.

I have four beautiful grandchildren who deserve a better future than the one that will happen if you don’t act now – yes, it is up to YOU – your party is in government and now has the ideal chance to switch our power sources to reliable renewable energy. Please do not support the opening of any new coal or gas proposals.

Yours sincerely
Lesley Wilkins
Wyrallah NSW 2480
Lesley 2023-08-04 16:24:15 +1000
We have arrived at a state of GLOBAL BOILING. 2023 is the year of unprecedented warming and natural disasters. It is only going to get worse.
The Great Barrier Reef is in existential danger; it is NO victory that the World Heritage Committee has not yet listed the Reef as a World Heritage site ‘in danger’. We all know it is dying. The Australian Alps are also in existential danger. The snow cover is abyssmal.

The only acceptable course of action for any credible Australian Government is to place a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects while we transition to renewables and rebuild our entire nation ‘a la Marshall Plan’. And put in place, fast, a new EPBC Act that includes a climate trigger. Anything less than this is not credible.
Annalisa 2023-08-04 16:17:40 +1000
Please consider our defenceless wildlife and bring in strong laws to protect them and the forests that sustain them.
Sharon 2023-08-04 16:08:43 +1000
Nature in Australia is under attack from many causes. It’s up to you to protect it! We need much better laws to do this.
Aileen 2023-08-04 16:06:59 +1000