We are in a climate emergency
The climate crisis is threatening our safety, our jobs and the economy.
While the international community races ahead to curb emissions and move away from climate destroying coal and gas, Australia falls further behind.
Coal and gas are the biggest causes of the climate crisis.
The science is clear: the mining and burning of coal, oil and gas increases the climate crisis. Every tonne of coal, oil and gas burnt increases the intensity and speed of changes to our climate, which means more floods, more droughts, more heatwaves, more intense cyclones and more bushfires.
The catastrophic floods and fires that we saw in Australia in 2019 are now becoming the norm all over the globe.
We should be taking urgent action to end our use of coal, oil and gas. But instead, Labor and the Liberals are backing plans for more coal and gas.
Why? Because they take millions in donations from big coal and gas corporations and billionaires.
In return these donors get special treatment. Many of the biggest coal and gas companies pay no tax and they send their profit offshore.
Over a million jobs in industries including tourism and farming are at risk from the Liberals and Labor’s policies on the environment and climate.
If we continue on this track, we’ll experience huge economic losses, food, insurance and health costs will go up.
But if we act, electricity bills will go down, we’ll create more jobs and more economic opportunity.
The rest of the world understands that urgent action is needed.
Joe Biden and Boris Johnson are racing to meet their 2030 targets. Back here in Australia, the Liberal Government and Labor are joining forces with Saudia Arabia and Russia in climate denial.
Delaying 2030 targets will be a death sentence for our country. The Liberals’ 2030 denial and Labor’s 2030 silence are putting Australian lives at risk.
If you don’t have a plan to phase out coal and gas, you don’t have a plan for the climate emergency.
Getting out of this mess
Real action on the climate crisis is closer than you think. The only time pollution went down in this country was when the Greens were in shared power and we can do it again.
With just a small change in the vote, we can kick the Liberals out, put the Greens in shared power and push the next Government to go further and faster on the climate crisis.
The Greens don’t take donations from coal & gas corporations. We’ll make big corporations & billionaires pay their fair share of tax to clean up the mess they’re making, fund the transition to 100% renewables and kick off a full scale renewable export industry.
There is no government you can trust on climate action except a government with the Greens in shared power.
To turn around the climate crisis we have to fight for our future.
We have a plan to Fight for the Future and we need you to read it and share it with your friends and family if you want to see it become a reality.