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Just Transition: An Idea Whose Time has Finally Come?

Following the recent federal election, which suggested that the electorate is becoming more polarised about coal, everybody seems to be talking about “just transition”. Colin Long, the Just Transition Officer at Trades Hall, told us he has been inundated with calls. The National Union of Workers kicked off with a statement. The ABC is talking about it. Environment Victoria has released a blogpost, and has made it a focus of their Beyond Coal campaign. And some in Labor are talking about a Green New Deal.

Climate Action Moreland has long argued for just transition to be a key demand of the climate movement. But we need to do more. We can start by fleshing out what this means and how we should incorporate it into our campaigns.

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June 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Will Bill Shorten step up ’emergency’ climate action or is it just more gas?

Mark Butler and Peter Khalil

Bob Hawke’s death on the eve of the climate election will likely boost Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and the Labor Party success. Labor must not squander the opportunity to address the climate crisis by taking climate emergency action or engage in expanding fossil fuel coal and gas extraction.

At Blacktown today, in the same hall that Gough Whitlam launched Labor’s 1972 campaign, Bill Shorten stated that a Labor government would “take this emergency seriously”. It needs to be not empty words. The time for developing new coal or gas is over. It’s time to Stop Adani. It’s time to go 100 percent renewables by 2030.
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May 17, 2019 at 3:37 am Leave a comment

VoteClimate in the Victorian Senate for 2019

The power in the Senate is likely to be held by crossbenchers. The order of your preferences could be important for determining who is elected. Make sure you preference based on climate policy from strong candidates to weak. Preference at least 6. Voteclimate recommends to mark at least 16 boxes above the line to minimise your preferences being exhausted.
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May 13, 2019 at 4:53 am Leave a comment

Media Release: Wills MP Peter Khalil reverses climate stance; now spruiks new fossil fuels

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Wills MP Peter Khalil reverses climate stance; now spruiks new fossil fuels

Representatives from a range of climate groups gathered outside the office of Wills Labor MP Peter Khalil on Friday May 3 to protest against Khalil’s support for new fossil fuel developments. The protest was part of the School Strike 4 #ClimateElection National Day of Action.

At the Wills Climate forum held on Monday April 29, Peter Khalil MP revealed that he supports new fossil fuel infrastructure, despite his earlier calls for strong immediate action to slash carbon emissions. 

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May 4, 2019 at 1:12 am 1 comment

Peter Khalil MP supports gas, backtracks on climate emergency message #climateelection

Local residents at the Wills candidates forum on climate and sustainability were dismayed – horrified even – that local Labor MP Peter Khalil is now supporting government funding for the expansion of the fossil fuel industry in Australia.

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Full house at Merlynston Progress Hall to hear Wills candidates policies

Peter Khalil was speaking to a capacity crowd at the Merlynston Progress Hall on Monday April 29. Within one hour, he had gone from calling for immediate action to address the climate emergency to endorsing the expansion of Australia’s natural gas industry. (more…)

May 1, 2019 at 7:44 pm Leave a comment

Wills candidates Forum on Climate and Sustainability #ausvotes19 #willsvotes

2019 Wills votes Climate Forum

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has visited the Governor General and called the Federal election for Saturday May 18. This is widely seen as a climate election, with environmental issues and addressing the climate crisis up there with health, education and taxation.

Climate Action Moreland will be holding a meet the Candidates forum at Merlynston Progress Hall on Monday April 29, 2019. Register at Eventbright or Facebook.

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April 11, 2019 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

Wills Candidates who have signed the climate emergency declaration #ausvotes2019

Here in Moreland for the electorate of Wills some of the declared candidates have already signed the climate emergency declaration.

Follow their details at Meet the Candidates election forums, including a Forum organised by Climate Action Moreland on Climate and Sustainability.
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April 11, 2019 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

Congratulations to Lizzie Blandthorn and Tim Read being elected to #springst

The Victorian state election is over and two of Moreland’s state MP’s signed the climate emergency declaration during the campaign: Labor’s Lizzie Blandthorn in Pascoe Vale, and the Greens Tim Read in Brunswick.

The first important step for our elected representatives is to acknowledge the problem, that we have a climate crisis, a climate emergency, that requires a level of emergency climate planning and action.

We are glad and congratulate that two of our three Legislative Assembly representatives have acknowledged the problem and in the coming four years expect they will act in their respective parties and in parliament to ramp up climate action consistent with climate science and climate targets. The citizens of Moreland expect nothing less.
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December 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm 1 comment

Vote Climate in the Victorian state election 2018

Our index page for the Victorian state election in 2018 and our campaign on climate change and climate action. Climate Action Moreland campaigns on climate issues for the state electorates of Brunswick, Pascoe Vale and Broadmeadows, and the Northern Metro Region (Upper House).

Update Note: 29 November: Brunswick count continuing with the Greens candidate Tim Read 350 votes ahead of Labor’s Cindy O’Connor. Pascoe Vale count continuing with sitting MP Labor’s Lizzie Blandthorn likely to be easily returned on preferences. Pascoe Vale was previously a safe Labor seat.

In the Upper House it is likely the Greens will be reduced from 5 MLCs to just 1 MLC (Samantha Ratnam), due to the tight preferencing of minor parties using group voting tickets. The Counting is continuing for the Legislative Council.

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November 27, 2018 at 6:51 pm Leave a comment

Climate survey of Candidates in #Vicvotes #Brunswick #PascoeVale #Broadmeadows

Climate Action Moreland has conducted surveys of candidates for the Victorian State Election in November 2018 for the electorates of Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, and Broadmeadows.  Candidates were emailed the survey based on the Candidate email details supplied to the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). Survey was sent Monday 12 November, and a reminder on Friday 16 November.

The results for each Legislative Assembly electorate are:
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November 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm 5 comments

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