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More climate ambition and Stop Adani a clear message from Wills Climate Forum to Mark Butler and Peter Khalil

Wills Climate Forum

Wills Labor MP Peter Khalil finally was able to organise a climate forum for his electorate centred on the City of Moreland, with shadow minister for climate and energy Mark Butler MP attending.

It was clear from the audience questions that although Labor is on the right track with climate policy, many citizens of Moreland think more ambition is needed given the climate crisis and the need for climate emergency planning. This was made clear by the most recent science in the IPCC 1.5C report published in October 2018. Most also want to see a clear statement and commitment to stop the Adani mine, and in fact any new coal or gas projects.
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February 28, 2019 at 2:42 pm 1 comment

Students are schooling politicians on climate change

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack lecturing students to stay at school and not #climatestrike


Students are going on strike around Australia, and globally on Friday March 15. Their action comes after 30 years of little action in reducing emissions with the world now facing a climate crisis.

But some politicians, mostly from the conservative side of politics, say they should stay in school.
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February 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm Leave a comment

Victorian Liberal Senator Scott Ryan targeted over Australian climate inaction

FidaysforFuture outside Liberal Senator Scott Ryan’s office

Inspired by Greta Thunberg climate strike in Sweden and Caroline Danaher outside Sara Henderson’s office near Geelong, Climate Action Moreland convenor John Englart started a Persistent Presence, Fridays for Future action outside Liberal Senator for Victoria Scott Ryan’s office in Moonee Ponds. Senator Ryan is a memeber of the Liberal National Party Government that has seen 5 years of climate inaction. He is currently President of the Australian Senate.

The first presence outside Senator Ryan office was during a heatwave with the maximum temperature that day reaching 45.2 degrees Celsius at Essendon Airport. Jane Morton’s book on climate emergency messaging and a leaflet on why we need to Stop Adani were left with staff in Senator Ryan’s office.
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February 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

Students want to meet Bill Shorten, but his staffers hung up on them

Kids strike for climate outside Bill Shorten’s office

Who could resist talking to these polite kids? Well they phoned Bill Shorten’s office last Friday (Feb 8) while outside (I was there and heard the call), and the staffer hung up on them, then put the office phone line on Messagebank.

Bill Shorten should make a time to listen to the kids and their grievances and demands. That should be an essential part of his duties as an MP, Leader of the Opposition, and Prospective future Prime Minister. As a former Union leader he should know that strikers demands should at the very minimum be listened too, and that should have been an essential part of his former job to represent those demands to employers.

Come on Bill, give these kids a hearing so they can discuss the climate crisis, their future and put their basic demands to you.
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February 9, 2019 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Brunswick Uniting Church sends a coal-free christmas message to Bill Shorten to #stopAdani

Brunswick Uniting Church #CarolsAgainstCoal


Church goers at the Brunswick Uniting Church did some carol singing on a climate change theme thanks to the support of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).

Well done to Brunswick Uniting Church for organising this event and letting Opposition Leader Bill Shorten MP, and local Federal MP Peter Khalil, and the Australian Labor Party know that it’s time to get off the fence and #StopAdani, and no new fossil fuels.

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December 18, 2018 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment

ALP acknowledges climate emergency at National Conference

Ged Kearney moves motion at ALP conference recognising importance of IPCC 1.5C report and that we are in a climate emergency

Due to the behind the scenes work of Ged Kearney, Federal MP for Batman (being renamed Cooper), the ALP National Conference meeting in Adelaide has adopted a climate change motion that highlights the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C and that we are in a climate emergency.

“Climate Action Moreland welcomes the ALP acknowledging the climate emergency at their national policy conference”, said John Englart, Convenor of Climate Action Moreland.
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December 17, 2018 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

Pressure on Bill Shorten over Adani with Sit-Down protest scheduled

March for our future #stopAdani 8/12/2018

With Adani announcing they are proceeding with building the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin in Queensland last week, snap protests were called in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and Cairns for Saturday 8th December that attracted thousands. In Melbourne the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston street was occupied in a sit-down protest for over half an hour.

Stop Adani and climate action groups have called for a sit-down protest at Bill Shorten’s office in Hall street, Moonee Ponds on Wednesday 12 December at 8 AM – 11 AM (Facebook Event)
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December 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

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