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Liberals win razor thin majority despite surge in voter support for climate action

Here at Climate Action Moreland we were expecting a Shorten Labor government to be elected on May 18. Even though Labor climate policy was very problematic in many areas, the targets were more ambitious (though not nearly enough). We were as shocked by the result of the re-election of a Morrison Government with a slim majority, which was out of step with public opinion polls.

Climate change was one of the big issues of the campaign, with wide concern expressed. This can be seen in The Australia Institute polling which showed that action for climate change was a strong concern, including support for climate emergency action. Read David Spratt’s blog: Support for action surges, majority say we face climate emergency.

The Votecompass survey, encompassing well over half a million citizens found that support had grown to 81 per cent for greater climate action.
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May 26, 2019 at 12:06 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

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

Open letter on unprecedented threat to health by climate change #climateelection

CAHA open letter cover #Ausvotes19

Climate Action Moreland have signed on to an Open Letter to Political Parties and Candidates for the Australian Federal Election 2019, raising the issue that Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to the health of people in Australia and across the world.

The Climate and Health Alliance have circulated the following open letter. We note that Federal Labor have committed to introducing a National Strategy based on the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia if elected to govern. The Australian Greens also support a National Strategy.

A climate scorecard has also been produced for the election by the Climate and Health Alliance, after analysing the policies of the three main political parties on climate change and health. Climate-Health Scorecard: Coalition earns 0/8, Federal Labor 4.5/8 and Greens 8/8
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April 16, 2019 at 4:10 pm 1 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

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

Greens Brunswick MP Tim Read identifies climate action priority in first speech

Greens MP for Brunswick Tim Read with supporters due to make first speech


The new Greens MP for Brunswick, Tim Read, identified climate action as one of the priority areas he wants to pursue in his first speech to the Victorian Parliament. Tim Read was elected at the November 2018 state election to join Greens colleagues Ellen Sandell (Melbourne) and Sam Hibbins (Prahran) in the Legislative Assembly.
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February 13, 2019 at 12:54 pm Leave a 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

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