We Need a Federal Climate Ministers Debate

The ABC revealed that climate change is the most important issue for voters this election, according to its Vote Compass survey. Yet, while we have seen some big claims in the climate space, what we are lacking are real solutions and real action.

It was just weeks ago that Queensland and NSW were hit with some of the worst floods in recorded history. And Australia’s black summer bushfire communities are still yet to recover.

In fact, the Australia Institute’s Climate of the Nation report finds that 82% of Australians are concerned climate change will result in more floods, fires and drought. 69 % think that Australia should set targets and implement action in line with the Paris Agreement.

We need to discuss real action on climate change. What we need is a Federal Climate Ministers debate.

The National Press Club has debates with the ministers and shadow ministers responsible for agriculture, defence, Regional Australia and the economy.

However, while climate change will have serious ramifications for agriculture, defence, Regional Australia and the economy, the current and the prospective federal ministers responsible for action on climate change are missing from the line-up.

If what is missing is the platform, then the Australia Institute would like to fill the void.

Australia needs a Climate Change Ministers Debate between Minister Angus Taylor and Shadow Minister Chris Bowen.

Dear Minister Angus Taylor and Shadow Minister Chris Bowen

According to ABC’s Vote Compass, climate change is the most important issue for voters this election. Furthermore, Australia Institute research finds that 75% of Australians are concerned about climate change.

We request that you participate in a federal climate debate.

If what is missing is the platform, the Australia Institute invites you to an online debate webinar 11am AEST Friday 6 May.

We call on you to attend.

3,735 signed so far

Will you sign?

: :

:

:

:

:

: :

: :

:

:

: :

:

:

: :

Latest supporters

Carly Davis signed via Megan Hayes 2022-05-04 20:17:38 +1000
leigh milne signed 2022-05-04 20:09:38 +1000
ben Torrance signed 2022-05-04 19:53:31 +1000
Simon Bowyer signed 2022-05-04 19:51:52 +1000
Joanne Enticott signed 2022-05-04 19:50:12 +1000
Linda Gill signed via Helen Kvelde 2022-05-04 19:49:31 +1000
Sue Dawes signed 2022-05-04 19:44:09 +1000
Fleur Flannigan signed 2022-05-04 19:36:29 +1000
Henrietta May signed 2022-05-04 19:35:51 +1000
Gabriela Martínez signed via juan sepulveda 2022-05-04 19:30:44 +1000
Rebecca Hoffman signed 2022-05-04 19:30:33 +1000
Jade Lee signed 2022-05-04 19:24:56 +1000
Sandy Baumgart signed 2022-05-04 19:23:38 +1000
Kevin Armstrong signed 2022-05-04 19:20:11 +1000
Orla Cummins signed 2022-05-04 19:10:47 +1000
Megan Alston signed 2022-05-04 19:05:49 +1000
juan sepulveda signed 2022-05-04 19:02:22 +1000
ted sowden signed 2022-05-04 18:59:23 +1000
Karen Sharpley signed 2022-05-04 18:54:50 +1000
Catherine Willis signed 2022-05-04 18:47:00 +1000
Bruce Mcgilvery
Bruce Mcgilvery signed 2022-05-04 18:44:48 +1000
Darren Morgan signed 2022-05-04 18:44:22 +1000
Rex Miller signed 2022-05-04 18:42:06 +1000
Peter Bell signed 2022-05-04 18:38:26 +1000
Rhonda De Stefano signed 2022-05-04 18:35:21 +1000
Jennifer Cheesman signed 2022-05-04 18:30:00 +1000
Peter Wileman signed via Anthony nelson 2022-05-04 18:28:17 +1000
Helen Kvelde signed 2022-05-04 18:26:12 +1000
Colin Jones signed 2022-05-04 18:25:59 +1000
Ignatia Diblasi signed 2022-05-04 18:25:56 +1000