Climate Budget Action
This morning we joined 350.Org and leaders from religious, tertiary research and education, and renewable energy sectors in Canberra to call on Scott Morrison to end fossil fuel subsidies, following results in a ReachTEL poll.
At a press conference in Canberra this morning academics, religious leaders, renewable energy interests and unionists said it was illogical and counter-productive for the government to continue to subsidise fossil fuels if it’s serious about transitioning to clean energy.
“Continuing to fund polluters when we know the damage being done to the environment is unforgivable intergenerational theft,” said Luke Stickels, from the Australian Education Union.
“It is grossly foolish and unfair. Developing our nation’s future is foremost in the minds of educators in schools across the country, but that future is not secure when the government continues to defy the urgent public desire for strong action on climate change,” he said.
There was a great range of expertise and community leadership on display at the press conference. Our elected Commonwealth leaders have heard loud and clear that people want $7.7 billion spent on essential health and education services, not bankrolling last century's industrial model.