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Fix our  Laws

Following the release of the interim report of the independent review of Australia’s failed national environment law, the EPBC Act; The Morrison Government's bill watering down our environment protections has passed the House of Representatives. This is a once in a decade opportunity to fix our laws, to protect our increasingly threatened environment and biodiversity is being squandered by the federal government pushing for a disastrous ‘one-stop-shop’ policy.

Task #1: Sign relevant petitions and open letters

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute 

Find this Task and additional information:

By the Australian Conservation Foundation 

By WWF Australia

And by Friends of the Earth

Task #2: Email your MP

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute (prefill option) - 2 hours, easy-moderate

Find this Task and additional information: 

On the Wilderness Society email guide here 

Task #3: Email your senators

Time/Difficulty: 2 minutes - 2 hours, easy-moderate

Find this Task and additional information: On the Wilderness Society website

Task #4: Call your liberal senators

Time/Difficulty: 2 minutes - 1 hour, easy-moderate

Find this Task and additional information: On the Friends of the Earth website

Updated 1 Oct 2020

Call for a Renewable-led Recovery, Not Gas

The federal government, through the advice of the non-elected, hand-selected National COVID-19 Coordination Commission is pushing for a gas-led recovery, whilst the climate movement, business leaders and economists call for a renewable-led recovery. On 15 September, Scott Morrison announced $50 million to bailout gas companies. 

Task #1 Write a letter to the editor - making a case for a renewable-led recovery

Time/Difficulty: 20 minutes - 2 hours, moderate

Find this task and additional information: On Solar Citizens website - they make it easy to write your letter and send it off to your choice of news outlets.   

Task #2 Email your MP - Stand Up for a Clean Economic Recovery

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute (prefill) - 2 hours, easy to moderate

Find this task and additional information: On the Climate Council website

Task #3 Write a letter to your MP and Senators

Time/Difficulty: 10 minutes - 2 hours, easy to moderate 

Find this task and additional information: On the Australian Parents for Climate Action website

Task #4 Send the Rooftop Recovery Report to Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy

Find this task and additional information: On the Solar Citizens website

Task #5 Send the Plan to Repower Australia (100% Renewable by 2030) to your state and federal MP

Time/Difficulty: 1 min - 2 hrs, easy-mod

Find this task and additional information: On the Solar Citizens website

Task #6 Sign relevant petitions and open letters

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute each - easy

Find this Task and additional information:

By 350.org here, here and here

By Lock the Gate Alliance

By the Australian Conservation Council here and here

By Fridays for Future

By GetUp! here and here

By the Australian Institute 

By the Climate Council

By Greenpeace here, here, here and here

By Beyond Zero Emissions here 

By Friends of the Earth

By Act On Climate

By Farmers for Climate Action

Task #7 Call on Australians major companies to switch to 100% renewable energy

Time/Difficulty: 5 min - 2 hrs, easy-mod

Find this task and additional information: On Greenpeace's REenergise website

Task #8 Email the BIG 10 Companies: Do something big for our climate or nature

Time/Difficulty: 1 min (prefill) - 2 hrs, easy-mod

Find this task and additional information: On Australian Conservation Foundation's Website

Task #9 Email key senators: stand up for Australia's clean energy funds

Time/Difficulty: 5 mins - 2 hrs, easy-mod

Find this task and additional information: On Solar Citizens website

Updated 15 Nov 2020

Save Our Native Forests

On 8 April, 356,000 hectares of carbon rich Tasmanian forests have been opened up for logging. These are forests with proven High Conservation Values, which have been in a moratorium since 2012. This is a huge amount of land considering the current logging area within public state forest in Tasmania is 800,000 hectares.

 

More Information: on the Bob Brown Foundation website

Groups active in this campaign include:

Bob Brown Foundation, The Wilderness Society, The Tree ProjectsBlue Derby Wild and Forestry Watch

Task #1: 

Sign the petitions by the Greens and Bob Brown Foundation

Task #2: Send an email to Prime Minister Morrison & Tasmanian Premier Gutwein calling on them to declare secure, permanent protection across all Swift Parrot habitat in Tasmania

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute (prefill option) - 2 hours, easy-moderate

Find this Task and additional information: on the Bob Brown Foundation website

Task #3  Sign the Native Forest Declaration - calling for an end to native forest logging

Time/Difficulty: 1 min, easy

Find this task and additional information: On the Bob Brown Foundation website

Updated 1 Oct 2020

Support the

Climate Change Bill 2020

Independent MP, Zali Steggall, will introduce The Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 into federal parliament on 9 November 2020. The bill would provide desperately needed climate change framework legislation at a National level - if it gets through. 

Read More on our blog post: Hope for Australian Climate Policy

Task #1: Sign your name in support of the bill

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy

Find this Task and additional information: at climateactnow.com.au

Task #2: Write to your MP asking them to support the Bill

Time/Difficulty: 20 minutes - 2 hours, moderate

Find this Task and additional information:

on the Australian Parents for Climate Change Website here

Task #3: Talk to 20 people about the need for climate legislation and get them to sign their support

Time/Difficulty: easy-hard

Find this Task and additional information: at climateactnow.com.au

Updated 2 Oct 2020

Looking for more?

Assorted Tasks

Task #1: Don't let our clean energy agencies finance gas - email Anthony Albanese

Time/Difficulty: 5 minutes - 1 hour, easy - moderate

Find this task and additional information: On the Australia Conservation Council's website

Task #2: Protect the Ningaloo-Exmouth Gulf from Industrial Development - Email the WA government

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute - 1 hour, easy (there's a pre-fill option)

Find this task and additional information: on the Save Ningaloo website

Task #3: Stop Fracking in the NT - Sign the petition

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy

Sign these petitionsDon't Frack the TerritoryProtect Country AllianceGetUp!, Lock the Gate, Seed Moband AYCC and complete this survey by AYCC

Task #4: Stop Fracking in the Kimberley - Email the WA premier

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute (prefill option) - 2 hrs, easy - moderate

Find this task and additional information: on the Environs Kimberley website

Task #5: Save NSW koalas from extinction - Email the NSW premier

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute (prefill option) - 2 hrs, easy - moderate

Find this task and additional information: on the Bob Brown Foundation website

Task #6: Protect Torres Strait Islanders' right to their island homes - sign the petition

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy 

Find this task and additional information: on the 350.org website

Task #7: Protect the Sydney to Newcastle coast from drilling - email your MP

Time/Difficulty: 1 min - 2 hrs, easy - moderate

Find this task and additional information: on the Save our Coast website

Task #8: Protect 30% of the earth by 2030; subsequently protect half the earth - sign the petitions

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy 

Find this task and additional information:

On the Campaign for Nature website; and the Global Deal for Nature website

Task #9: Save Toondah Harbour from development

Time/Difficulty: 2 minutes (prefill) - 2 hours, easy - moderate

Find this task and additional information: On this petition and email your MP with Birdlife Australia

Task #10: Petition: Urge the G20 leaders to fund family planning 

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy 

Find this task and additional information: On the Population Matters Website

Task #11: Petition: Support a Steady State Economy

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy 

Find this task and additional information: On the casse Website

New! 22/11

Task #12: Petition: Dump The Electric Vehicle Tax

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy 

Find this task and additional information: On the Australia Institute website

New! 22/11

Task #13: Petition: Scott Morrison - We need a national aerial firefighting fleet

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy 

Find this task and additional information: On the Friends of the Earth website

New! 25/11

Task #13: Petition: Give the platypus the protection it needs to survive

Time/Difficulty: 1 minute, easy 

Find this task and additional information: On the Australian Conservation Foundation website

Updated 25 Nov 2020

There's always new tasks being added.

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