Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Monday, 23 November 2009
Page: 0

To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows: Climate change poses a grave threat to the planet. Australia is one of the world’s worst greenhouse gas polluters and we have a responsibility to drastically cut our greenhouse gas emissions. Legislation introduced by the Government into the Senate goes nowhere near taking the urgent action required to move this country to a sustainable economy. With decisive action, we can create clean energy jobs and have Australia powered by renewable energy.

Your petitioners request that the Senate:

  • Adopt targets for greenhouse gas reduction that are guided by the best available science and that will give us the maximum chance of avoiding catastrophic runaway climate change.
  • Pass new legislation that will ensure Australia becomes powered by renewable energy as quickly as possible.
  • Pass new legislation to ensure the creation of new, sustainable energy industries that will create real clean energy jobs for current and future generations.
by Senator Siewert (from 1,186 citizens)