Image: Fire-affected electorates that could swing this election.
These fire-affected electorates were marginal last election even before voters were hit with some of the nasty effects of climate change. They were on a knife edge. Now they could be up for grabs!
If you live in or know someone in these electorates then now is the time to use your vote power. Given that Australia has such a huge opportunity to make a difference (not just to ourselves but to the whole world) make sure you use your vote wisely. Educate friends and family how to vote using our scorecard so we can avoid 3 more years of missed opportunity.
EXCERPT FROM SMH, Matt Wade and Natassia Chrysanthos
“Fire, flood and storm have left many in the Macquarie community feeling besieged and uncertain.”
“It does actually feel, in the last couple of years – when you put COVID on top of it all – that our whole region has really battled to survive,” she said.
Sarah Richards, a Hawkesbury city councillor, agreed that natural disasters had worn down the region since the last election. “There’s no doubt it’s been a significant three years,” she said. “The only words to describe the community are exhausted and tired. There’s been so much that has happened. If you start from the bushfires, that was quite significant. We’ve had four floods in two years.”
The release earlier this month of IPCC’s latest report on climate change drills home harder than ever both the urgency to put the brakes on climate change and the fact that humanity has the capacity to do so. So why aren’t we?
It’s a failure of leadership, Drawdown Labs director Jamie Alexander writes in “Solutions to the climate crisis will come from the multitudes,” her latest op-ed at GreenBiz. And, she adds, it’s also a call to the rest of us to spring into action.
“The climate solutions we have at our fingertips today come from and belong to the multitudes,” Alexander writes. “They were born from farmers, builders, Indigenous knowledge holders, engineers, educators, foresters, healthcare workers and many more. And the multitudes will ultimately bring these solutions to scale.”
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Edan Clarke - New South Wales
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Anne Miller - New South Wales
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Lorraine Bridger - New South Wales
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Lynette Sinclair - New South Wales
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Jane Aitken - Australian Capital Territory
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Jane Bulter - New South Wales
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Carol Khan - Queensland
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