Climate Action must be a Top Priority for the Next Parliament

62 scientists and experts have signed an open letter to the next Parliament of Australia, calling for whichever party that wins Government this Saturday to make urgent action on climate change a top priority for the 46th Parliament of Australia.

Prominent signatories of the open letter include: Nobel Prize winners Professor Peter Doherty AC and Dr. Sue Wareham OAM, former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley AC, former Chief Scientist of Australia Professor Penny Sackett and many of Australia’s leading scientists from disciplines including climate change, health, economics, energy, and finance, including Professor Hilary Bambrick, Professor Will Steffen and Professor Barbara Norman.

Add your name to the open letter below >

To the Next Parliament of Australia --

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising, moving the country further away from its Paris Agreement obligations.

Whichever party wins government on Saturday, urgent action on climate change must be a top priority for the 46th Parliament of Australia.

The consequences of climate change are already upon us; including harsher and more frequent extreme weather, destruction of natural ecosystems, severe property damage and a worldwide threat to human health.

Australia Institute research shows current emission reduction targets are incompatible with the goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement that aims to hold the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C and no more than 2.0°C above pre-industrial levels.

The solutions are all available to address climate change, all that is missing is the political will.

Who's signing

Abigail Austin
Shantel Dalgarno
Pedro Ramos
Dylan Mazza
Thomas Packer
Jill Linton
Anita Holloway
Pat Sims
Tina Matthews
Ellen Levingston
Kelsey Cooke
Summer O'Donnell
Ross Ford
Lisa Corsi
Mary Cawood
Andrew Boocock
Mark Wallace
Brendan Martin
Sandra Englart
Trudi Cauley
Merilyn Whitehead
susan ross
Gina Oldham
Kim Meers
Peta McGee
Tolga Yilmaz
David Smith
Bill Paine
Phil Walcott
Chloe Blake
5,357 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Shantel Dalgarno
    signed 2020-05-25 07:01:53 +1000
  • Pedro Ramos
    signed 2020-05-24 10:21:14 +1000
    Pedro R Ramos
  • Dylan Mazza
    signed 2020-05-24 09:21:44 +1000
  • Thomas Packer
    signed 2020-05-23 22:07:43 +1000
  • Jill Linton
    signed 2020-05-21 21:07:31 +1000
  • Anita Holloway
    signed 2020-05-21 18:56:22 +1000
  • Pat Sims
    signed 2020-05-21 14:42:49 +1000
  • Tina Matthews
    signed 2020-05-21 12:27:10 +1000
  • Ellen Levingston
    signed 2020-05-20 22:05:00 +1000
  • Kelsey Cooke
    signed 2020-05-15 14:17:04 +1000
  • Summer O'Donnell
    signed 2020-05-06 19:05:55 +1000
  • Ross Ford
    signed 2020-04-10 15:24:54 +1000
  • Lisa Corsi
    signed 2020-04-09 17:07:43 +1000
    Thank you for providing an essential platform to voice our concerns.
  • Mary Cawood
    signed 2020-04-05 16:23:51 +1000
  • Andrew Boocock
    signed 2020-04-05 14:44:57 +1000
    Andrew Boocock
  • Mark Wallace
    signed 2020-04-04 18:57:54 +1100
  • Brendan Martin
    signed 2020-04-04 16:28:39 +1100
  • Sandra Englart
    signed 2020-04-04 11:30:49 +1100
    Sandra Englart
  • Trudi Cauley
    signed 2020-04-04 09:19:05 +1100
  • Merilyn Whitehead
    signed 2020-04-02 15:36:51 +1100
  • susan ross
    signed 2020-04-02 10:17:06 +1100
  • Gina Oldham
    signed 2020-03-01 03:43:33 +1100
    I believe this year is the year that decisions will be made by ordinary people that it is time to take on the task of not only being ready to be part of the climate change surge but to be very involved at every level – to ensure our government becomes a true leader of the people of Australia.


    To be part of the leadership around the world regarding the climate change issues.

    To help all Australians become aware and willing to participate in climate change issues in a positive and helpful way….

    To become a very active country with leadership to ensure the understanding of the consequences of climate change for all countries including our own


    Stand at the front of the queue with other concerned and active countries around the world with strength and purpose and bring the Australian people with you to face and create real change in the attitudes in this wonderful country of ours. We deserve it.


    we’ve always punched above our weight and participated fully in wartime, important world decisions, and general wellbeing around the world.


    We are a country of plenty and need to come together to help with the healing of the world in which we live – to ensure our further generations have the opportunity to live with clean air and safety and good leadership to follow. to be able to have immense pride in being Australian and an integral part in the active leadership around the world.


    We have the capacity to be involved and to share both the burden and the wealth of knowledge and pride of being a strong and active country able to help create this change and to help other countries to rise on the tide of great leadership for our future.


    Please listen to the ground swell of desire to change for the better and to reignite the Australian pride of being a great nation once more.


    Greatly concerned but hopeful citizen

    Gina Oldham
  • Kim Meers
    signed 2020-02-18 20:41:21 +1100
  • Peta McGee
    signed 2020-02-04 13:18:33 +1100
  • Tolga Yilmaz
    signed 2020-01-30 10:21:25 +1100
    Tolga Yilmaz
  • David Smith
    signed 2020-01-28 12:54:14 +1100
  • Bill Paine
    signed 2020-01-28 12:19:44 +1100
    Morrison lacks the political will to SIGNIFICANTLY reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions because he’s on the payroll of the coal industry through political party donations. He’s essentially the coal industry’s bitch.
  • Chloe Blake
    signed 2020-01-18 15:13:57 +1100