Climate the hot issue in Wills and across Australia

April 23, 2022 at 11:46 am 1 comment

Early March poll in Wills on climate action (before the records flood events)

Addressing climate change is a top priority for citizens in the Wills Electorate in Moreland as well as across Australia.
That is why Climate Action Moreland, Neighbours United for Climate Action and Coburg Uniting Church have organised a Meet the candidates forum with a focus on climate and sustainability on Tuesday 26 April at Coburg Uniting Church Hall.

Polling done in every electorate of Australia in March 2022 asked people living in Australia about the
cost of climate action and the results are optimistic. Over 15,000 people were surveyed, which allowed a statistical sample from every electorate. The results in Wills are above the national average.

Australia’s Biggest Climate Poll 2022 confirmed a majority of people in every federal electorate believe the long-term economic benefits of climate action outweigh any costs involved — shattering the myth that climate action is viewed as bad for the economy.

People living in this country understand action on climate change will result in better economic and health outcomes for them personally and the entire country.

People across Australia have revealed in this poll that they are not convinced by the Prime Minister’s net zero by 2050 plan. There’s a growing tide of people who think the strategy is too little, too late.

Note that the survey was conducted just before the devastating floods, so the perceptions of action needed are likely even higher than when the poll was undertaken.

People in Victoria and in in key electorates support stronger targets for 2030, with significant numbers agreeing the government’s 2030 target “too little too late” (Chisholm 43%, Higgins 50%, Kooyong 48%). More than 70% of people in each of these electorates believe climate action will deliver economic benefits as well as benefits for health and a majority foresee benefits for young people.

the results of the Together We Can survey are supported by the ABC Vote Compass results which show that in a 100,000 person sample climate action was featured as the number one priority.

After Climate change, Cost of Living, Economy and Finance, Government Accountability, Environment, then Healthcare ranked as the top 6 priorities. There were diferences when priorities were examined through a voting preference lens.

Read more analysis at the ABC story on 22 April, 2022 – Vote Compass data shows climate change, cost of living and the economy are the big election issues, but voters still split along party lines


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  • […] Note: Climate Action Moreland, Neighbours United for Climate Action and Coburg Uniting Church have organised a Meet the Candidates climate forum on April 26 at Coburg Uniting Church Community Hall. Register at Humantix. See the List of 9 candidates for Wills at Climate Action Moreland. Climate action is listed as the top issue in surveys. […]


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