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Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio signs climate emergency declaration

Lily D’Ambrosio MP for Mill Park, Minister for Energy

The Victorian Minister for Energy signed on to the climate emergency declaration.

At the Brunswick prepoll station for the Victorian election the Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio was handing out How to Vote cards for Brunswick Labor Candidate Cindy O’Connor.

As Cindy has already signed the climate emergency declaration, I asked Ms D’Ambrosio if she would consider signing the declaration. After a short period considering the request, she accepted and signed the declaration.
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November 17, 2018 at 6:35 pm 3 comments

Deciphering climate policy for Northern Metro Legislative Council Parties in #vicvotes

Northern Metro Region VoteClimate Scorecard

Climate Action Moreland is campaigning on climate related election issues in the Moreland based seats of Brunswick, Pascoe Vale and Broadmeadows and also in the Northern Metro Region (Legislative Council). The State election is on Saturday 24 November 2018.

We have done a policy review of all party groups standing for the Northern Metro Region (Legislative Council).

Also read our detailed posts on the 3 lower house electorates:

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November 12, 2018 at 10:34 am 2 comments

Broadmeadows #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations closed on 9 November. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Sheridan Tate, the Greens candidate, and Jerome Small, the Victorian Socialist candidate have both signed:

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November 12, 2018 at 10:16 am 3 comments

Pascoe Vale #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations closed on 9 November. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Candidates outside Pascoe Vale Prepoll endorsed climate emergency: Fiona Patten (Reason Party) Sue Boltion (Vic Socialists) both standing for Upper House, Lizzie Blandthorn MP, Phil Jackson, John Kavanagh, Oscar Yildiz, Graeme Linsell.

Those who have now signed include: Phil Jackson (the Greens), Graeme Linsell (Animal Justice Party), Oscar Yildiz (Independent), John Kavanagh (Independent), Gerry Beaton (Victorian Socialists), and sitting Labor MP Lizzie Blandthorn. Note: candidate photos below are displayed in a random generated order. Click on a photo for an enlarged image.

John Kavanagh and Oscar Yildiz are both Moreland Councillors and voted at Moreland Council meeting in September for Moreland Council to acknowledge we are in a state of climate emergency.

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November 12, 2018 at 1:17 am 4 comments

Brunswick #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency #Brunswickvotes

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations close on 9 November. With Jane Garrett retiring as the Labor MP for Brunswick, candidates are lining up to contest the seat. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Those who have now signed include: Tim Read (the Greens), Christopher Miles (Animal Justice Party), Cindy O’Connor (ALP), Christopher Anderson (Independent – Save the Planet), Catherine Deveny (Reason Party), George Georgiou (Independent). Note: candidate photos below are displayed in a random generated order. Click on a photo for an enlarged image.

More to come…
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October 30, 2018 at 4:22 pm 3 comments

Coffee and climate action: Lobbying Wills MP Peter Khalil in Pascoe Vale

Peter Khalil MP receives a copy of IPCC 1.5C report

Saturday morning in Pascoe Vale and Wills MP Peter Khalil caught up to discuss issues with several constituents at the George Jones Eatery (named after Pascoe Vale’s first shopkeeper in 1841)

Climate action was a top priority for the citizens that had come along, although the ALP’s refugee policy was also mentioned.

Jane presented a copy of the IPCC 1.5C report to Peter Khalil, and Climate Action Moreland Convebnor John Englart also presented a copy of The Elephant in the Sky report (PDF) to him on aviation emissions.
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October 17, 2018 at 2:48 pm 1 comment

Questions on climate action raised at Wills Budget Forum

Peter Khalil MP with Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh MP at the Wills Budget 2018 forum


A few members of Climate Action Moreland attended Peter Khalil’s budget forum with guest speaker Andrew Leigh (Shadow Assistant Treasurer and a former Economics Professor at Australian National University).

There were a few questions on climate change, and Labor’s climate policy, raised in this wide ranging forum. And, no, we didn’t stack the audience to ask questions on climate. Climate action is one of the issues that does have a consistent high profile and is of great concern to many citizens of Moreland.

Here is the report by Climate Action Moreland convenor John Englart, and his specific question on the need to address the growing transport climate emissions through infrastructure funding.
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June 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm 1 comment

Meeting with Peter Khalil MP on climate action

On May 1st, 2018 a delegation of four from Climate Action Moreland met with our Federal MP for Wills, Peter Khalil to talk about Labor Party policy and action on climate change. This report is based on our talking points.20180501-Meeting-with-PeterKhalil-IMG_6612

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May 14, 2018 at 11:23 pm 1 comment

Labor wins Reef climate change motion, but remained silent on Adani and coal

Vote on Adani in HoR: Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt, Andrew Wilkie vote to #stopAdani. Photo via @WilkieMP

The Liberal National Party government lost a motion in the House of Representatives of our Federal Parliament yesterday. Amid all this crisis over dual citizenship and section 44 of the constitution that has now embroiled Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, the Government were unable to muster the numbers and lost 61 votes against to 69 votes in favour. Read the full story at Climate Home.

The motion was on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017. The passage of the Bill provided an opportunity for amendments from both Labor and the Greens.

While Labor’s amendment highlighted the government’s failure to protect the Great Barrier reef from Climate Change, it was silent on the threat of the Adani coal project opening up the Galilee Basin (Read David Holmes on Australia’s climate bomb: the senselessness of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine), and other new mines such as Glencore’s Wandoan mine in the Surat basin that has just been approved by the Queensland Labor Government.
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August 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

Minimum standards needed for rental properties for energy efficiency and thermal tolerance

Energy efficiency and thermal tolerance of rental accommodation in Victoria is an important issue that needs to be addressed at state government level.

Far too many rental homes in Victoria, and particularly Moreland, aren’t up to scratch. Tenants are paying for it in outrageous heating and cooling bills and unhealthy living conditions. It’s unfair, even dangerous to those vulnerable including elderly tenants and those with medical or psychiatric conditions. And all that wasted energy is just adding to Victoria’s climate pollution.

Rental homes should be liveable homes. Environment Victoria have a petition to tell your State MP we need minimum standards for health, safety and efficiency for rental properties before they can be leased. This is particularly important for ensuring adequate thermal tolerance with air-conditioning in rental properties.

It’s now crunch time in this campaign.

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August 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm 1 comment

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