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SAVE OUR ANIMALS, THE LAND AND ENVIRONMENTSTOP THE LAND CLEARING AND STOP APPROVING FUCKING COAL MINES!
Barbara 2023-08-04 12:37:57 +1000
When the generations to come look back at this time, this crucial moment of reckoning, we want them to say “our government stepped up and faced the task of protecting this earth with fierceness and conviction.”
Anahata 2023-08-04 12:30:49 +1000
Please lift you game to reduce damage to the environment by reducing fossil fuels. Think about your grandchildren future
Brian 2023-08-04 12:28:00 +1000
As a grand parent I care deeply about the massive seismic blasting between Victoria & Tasmania that will impact blue whale habitat & the Zeehan Marinee Park .
Labor, please ensure strong new national laws that actually protect places like this, and start restoring that which has been damaged. Plus implement an independent regulator to enforce these laws!
My hope for my kids and grandkids is that they live in a healthy world. Labor, will you replace dirty fossils fuels like coal, gas and uranium with clean energy from the sun and the wind?
Labor, please stop the bulldozing of our bush and forests, and slash emissions now so we experience fewer floods, fires and droughts fuelled by climate change.

Sincerely,

Heinz
Heinz 2023-08-04 12:25:48 +1000
Climate action needs to be addressed properly now. We are in a catastrophic position. Not only are we destroying the planet but financially it will cost us billions if we keep doing what we are doing. We are using too many resources. The underlying resolution is to reduce human consumption thus our population. Encourage couples to have 2 children only.
Catriona 2023-08-04 12:16:08 +1000
As a grand parent I care deeply about the massive seismic blasting between Victoria & Tasmania that will impact blue whale habitat & the Zeehan Marinee Park .
Labor, please ensure strong new national laws that actually protect places like this, and start restoring that which has been damaged. Plus implement an independent regulator to enforce these laws!
My hope for my kids and grandkids is that they live in a healthy world. Labor, will you replace dirty fossils fuels like coal, gas and uranium with clean energy from the sun and the wind?
Labor, please stop the bulldozing of our bush and forests, and slash emissions now so we experience fewer floods, fires and droughts fuelled by climate change.
Sincerely Rob Maitland
Rob 2023-08-04 12:00:52 +1000
Motto of Corporate Vultures
“Bullshit Baffles Brains”
“Chaos is Cash”
p 2023-08-04 11:53:05 +1000
I don’t sleep well at night, worrying about how slowly climate change action is taking place in this country. I was hopeful for much stronger action from a Labor government. Please stop approving new gas and electricity projects, and create stronger protections on our remaining forests, oceans and wildlife
Jen 2023-08-04 11:51:43 +1000
CLIMATE ACTION

is above all other concerns!
We’re talking about Life on Earth.
STOP LOGGING NATIVE FORESTS NOW!
Retta 2023-08-04 11:50:41 +1000
Save our wildlife
Stay green
Trees not buildings
Gina 2023-08-04 11:43:37 +1000
We are most concerned with the current situation in our country,Australia.
It has incredibly wonderful flora and fauna which are threatened if the government doesn’t act
immediately on Environmental issues & Climate change !
Labour should be listening:it’s your country too!
Be part of a global action to save our planet.
Julia 2023-08-04 11:43:35 +1000
Australia needs to lead the world in dramatic and effective policies to combat climate change. NOW.
Thanks for reading
Terry Holdom
Terry 2023-08-04 11:30:56 +1000
For the second time I have a bill from Centrelink, they say it’s overpayment, the first time it was $ 2,500, oo this time it’s just under $ 9000, 00, I’m giving no explanation of how this occurred, despite me asking, they are now debiting my pension,l just want to know how this occurred
Georgina 2023-08-04 11:27:56 +1000
Tania Plibersek is the most persuasive politician in the country, her talents should be applied to desperately needed more ambitious environmental policies and goals.
John 2023-08-04 11:27:42 +1000
We live in a beautiful country. Thank heavens labor’s now in power. Let’s give our children all the joy and beauty we have been able to enjoy. Look after our unique heritage. Let’s get behind aggressive net zero targets and get a head start on other economies
Jeanette 2023-08-04 11:17:37 +1000
Labor: it is time to STOP 1) throwing the environment to the market 2) listening to the fossil fuel industry 3) engaging in regulatory ritualism. All which do nothing but serve their own interests. And instead LISTEN to the leaders who understand climate change and look after the people you were voted in to serve. Currently your duty of care to people & the environment are severely failing.
Virginia 2023-08-04 11:12:02 +1000
Labor, please stop the bulldozing of forested land to allow the environment to mend. We cannot go on like this. I have been a party member for 43 years. I have been tempted to vote for the greens in the past, but since Labor has been elected to office with a strong climate agenda, I am placing my faith in our party of the people to turn this crisis around. Good Luck. We do the right thing because it is the right thing to do!
Susan 2023-08-04 11:07:51 +1000
Families have put their faith in the Labor government to protect their children from a future that otherwise promises to be Hell on Earth.
DON’T LET THEM DOWN
Iain 2023-08-04 10:56:13 +1000
AUSTRALIA!
So beautiful.
Our unique fauna so precious.
Our young people already in despair about the terrors that await them in our increasingly devastated environment.
LABOR! PLEASE!
Make strong new laws to TRULY protect nature and an independent regulator to enforce them.
Leslie from Yass
Leslie 2023-08-04 10:50:07 +1000
It was 50 years ago when I first heard of climate change. I was on a military strategic planning course and what Australia had to be prepared for in the coming decades.

And if a conservative but professional and objective institution like the Army had recognised this all these years ago, one would have presumed that governments would do likewise.

Not so, it would seem.

Every Prime Minister across those decades would have been briefed by their military chief about this matter, but most of those prime ministers publicly denied the validity of climate change and its raft of serious consequences. Others, like the current mob, have simply paid lip service. They must stand condemned, one and all.
Nicholas 2023-08-04 10:44:34 +1000
Leanne 2023-08-04 10:43:44 +1000
I’m 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.

thanks,
jeremy 2023-08-04 10:41:53 +1000
Dear Prime Minister,

The scientific consensus on the urgency of the challenge facing our climate and environment has never been clearer. Key reports from the United Nations show that on current trajectories the world has no clear pathway to limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and is on track for catastrophic temperature rises. We must, and can, take ambitious action.
Our vision is for a country and a world where children walk to school breathing fresh air instead of dangerous fumes, and their parents think about the future with hope instead of fear. We want brilliant engineers, builders, farmers and people across Australia to be supported to roll out the solutions to make our homes warmer, our transport cleaner and cheaper, and to restore our natural environment – which is the basis of our future prosperity and quality of life – to once again be full of life. We want Australia to be a global leader, renewable energy superpower and invest in real climate action around the world. We must respect the rights of Indigenous communities, including Free Prior and Informed Consent.

This vision is not the reality we are experiencing. Millions of people around the world are facing catastrophic food crises and low-income countries have to divert expenditure from basic public services to respond to more frequent and intense floods, storms, wildfires, and droughts.

As Australia’s Prime Minister, you have the opportunity – and duty – to create a secure, fair and green future for the Australia and to ensure Australia leads on the world stage. It means appropriate investment in renewable energy, prioritizing the transition from fossil fuels. It means reversing the decline of wildlife and protecting 30% of the land and sea for nature by 2030. It means ensuring that Australia has the best environmental regulation in the world including the EPBC act.
It means increasing support for farmers and coastal communities to transition to climate and nature-friendly farming and fisheries. It means attending COP27 in Egypt, demonstrating a global commitment to significant progress on climate change. It means supporting communities on the frontline of the climate crisis in the most vulnerable parts of the world.

We urge you and your cabinet to set out and deliver the bold plan we need to tackle the climate, nature and possible extinction crises.

You have the chance to create an important legacy of environmental and climate stewardship. It is your choice as to how the history books will remember you.

Yours sincerely,
Craig Ling
Craig 2023-08-04 10:40:09 +1000
21MAY22 I voted for change, not more of the same.
If Federal LABOR continues this way, I will never vote LABOR at any level again.
I am not alone, all LABOR voters I know, share these sentiments..
NO to Beetaloo,
NO to Middle Arm,
NO to coal.
Don’t wait for the Voice to Parliament referendum to start doing the right thing by our First Nations people.
I’m voting yes, but it feels like everything is on hold until referendum,
People are living in third world conditions, dying of third world diseases in the Northern Territory.
Please do something!
Tabby 2023-08-04 10:25:29 +1000
I’m concerned about the climate and extinction crises being caused by the appalling inaction of government to stop human activities thare are causing climate change. 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.
Rick 2023-08-04 10:20:41 +1000
For the sake of my children and their children, and the planet earth – set an example to other countries by not just talking about it, but making the EPBC Act effective and enforcing it rigorously.
Peter 2023-08-04 09:59:27 +1000
Please help with the power you have to SAVE what little there is left of our wildlife and their habitat that we ALL need . Thank you Brian
Brian 2023-08-04 09:55:45 +1000
Australia is no.1, in deforestation.
Steve 2023-08-04 09:48:37 +1000
Stop killing us all !
Christine 2023-08-04 09:48:09 +1000
To the ALP:
Your current climate action policies & record of achievement is very weak & disappointing.
I call on you to:
- Stop approval of ALL new and expanded fossil fuel projects
- Stop All fracking
- Stop All destruction of native forests
- Enact legislation to protect all our native wildlife & prevent further extinctions of species
- Tax mining giants & major polluting companies
- Fully invest in renewable energy projects
- Stop Electric Vehicle road taxes
- Provide real incentives for households to make switching from gas to electric more affordable
- Review current AER decisions to instead promote transition from fossil fuels to renewables
- Invest in sustainable & affordable housing
- Work cooperatively with The Greens to ensure better climate action policies and legislation
Diana 2023-08-04 09:44:11 +1000