Independent member for Warringah , Zalli Steggall has launched her intention to introduce a private members bill to parliament on climate action. If you live in the Shortland electorate and you'd like to let Pat Conroy know that you would like him to support this bill click on the following link https://climateactnow.com.au/, select your electorate, and enter your name and email address. With a little extra energy you could contact Pat directly by email or mail if you would like to make your preferences known to him prior to the bill (Personal emails work the best). Thanks for your support.
For those outside the Shortland electorate please contact your local Federal member:
Hunter - Joel Fitzgibbon ALP
Newcastle - Sharon Claydon ALP
Paterson - Meryl Swanson ALP
This letter was written requesting support for the Climate Change Bill by Pat Conroy my local Federal member of Parliament:
Support for Climate Change Bill
The present scientific consensus is that the earth's climate is warming due to human activity (https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/), and the negative impacts of increased greenhouse gas emissions are measurable globally and nationally. The government is responsible for the health and wellbeing of its citizens and the financial security of the nation. As we see the impact of increased carbon emissions, we also find evidence of the impact on Australians and the wealth of the nation as noted by the recent catastrophic bushfires and devastating drought.
As one of your constituents, I’m writing to urge you to support the Climate Change Bill that will be introduced into parliament on Monday March 23rd by way of a conscience vote.
I support the proposed Climate Change legislation because I believe it’s vital that we have a national climate change framework that ensures Australia has:
There are 20 other countries already with Climate Change framework legislation such as the UK and New Zealand that we could learn and adapt from.
This bill gives Australia the ability to respond as a nation to the risks, challenges and opportunities of climate change and provides a proven legislative framework to lead a transition to a zero-carbon economy.
It will provide the business sector with certainty and position Australia to take advantage of the world demand for low emissions technology.
The cost of inaction far outweighs the cost of action as shown by natural disasters such as the recent bushfires, droughts, and floods. As the costs will increase of these more prevalent and severe disasters as warming increases.
The Climate Change Bill aims to protect the Australian economy against these impacts.
I implore you to support the Climate Change Bill.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
Project Manager | Chair CLEANaS