Curtin’s CASE is a community group formed in the electorate of Curtin with supporters across the political spectrum and belonging to a range of political parties. We are united in our belief that climate action should not be a party-political issue but based on consensus for action. See the business groups, unions and environmental groups which support this position. Not to mention Pope Francis and the Church of England General Synod.
Curtin’s CASE connects our elected representative and Australia’s lead negotiator at the UN climate talks, Julie Bishop, with her constituents who want Australia to take effective action on global warming at the 2015 UN climate talks.
92% of Australians want action on climate change. Two-thirds of us are alarmed or concerned about the issue. Most of us say the issue will affect our vote. Join the 900 people who have already done so and take our survey. We are sending the results to Julie Bishop at crucial moments in her decision-making cycle.
VOTE FOR A SAFE CLIMATE ON JULY 2: CHECK OUT THESE SCORECARDS
For more detail of Climate and Health Alliance’s scorecard.
THE ACF AND CCWA
The ACF asked questions about clean energy, cutting pollution and protecting our reefs, rivers, forests and wildlife.
They gave the Greens a score of 95%, the ALP 57% and the Coaliton 13%
You can make your own pledge here: Sign the pledge today!
asked political parties their commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2030, to clean energy reverse auctions, a national feed-in tariff, Community Powerhouses program and protecting and expanding the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency).
They awarded a cloud to the Liberal Party, one sun to the ALP, and two suns to the Greens.
Tell Julie Bishop you want strong action on climate change after July 2:
write a personal letter to The Hon Julie Bishop MP, PO Box 2010, Subiaco, WA, 6904
climate change is endangering our lives and we request you to protect us by being a strong authentic leader for us (extract from a letter from Raoul Abrutat, the initiator of the Perth Solar Cities bid which produced $1 million for the 16,000 participating households’ electricity bills in 2012).
Dear Julie Bishop, My name is Fiona and I am an average 11 year old student. … I believe Australia can make a difference. I may not have 40 years of experience but I do have hope and persistence and you have a country who believes in you and all of the members of the parliament. … So please help this goal of mine become yours too because we can make a difference for Australia, we can. (extract from a letter written to Julie Bishop)
Are you a member of or do you manage a renewable energy company, bicycle club, sporting association or any other group with an interest in preventing calamitous climate change? (i.e. all of us). Write a letter to Julie Bishop from your organisation.
Julie Bishop is a hard-working local member and one of her staff will write back to you. Start a persuasive conversation with her office and send another email in reply.
Ring or visit her office and speak with Julie Bishop or one of her staff 414 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, WA, 6008 Phone in Perth (08) 9388 0288; Canberra (02) 6277 7500
Curtin electors are Julie Bishop’s primary constituents, but so is every Australian in her role as lead negotiator at the UN climate talks this year. Speak up and tell Julie Bishop the majority of Australians want a safe climate future.
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We want a safe climate, a productive forward-looking economy, fair and healthy communities. Forever.
We will achieve this if Julie Bishop joins with other nations and commits Australia to ambitious emission reductions and a limit of 1.5 degrees global warming above pre-industrial levels.
We are aware from work by the World Health Organisation and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that climate change risks are very serious. The health risks are both direct and indirect. Direct risks include risks of heat waves, increased natural disasters, and the health effects of increased pollution and aeroallergens. Indirect risks include disruption of food supplies, altered patterns of vector-borne and water-borne infectious diseases, and the health effects of economic and social disruptions. These latter effects include, amongst others, those due to displacement of populations due to rising sea levels. The health effects of climate change are predicted to be worst in socioeconomically deprived regions. (extract from a letter to Julie Bishop from Dr Elissa M Campbell, Secretary, DRS WA [Doctors Reform Society], West Perth)