Phew! What just happened?
Yesterday the senate voted against the government’s repeal of the carbon tax. It was a remarkable outcome, and goes to show that when it comes to climate policy in this country, nothing can be taken for granted.
The climate debate has changed for the better. Today our working price on carbon pollution is safe. But while several cross-benchers are committed to positive action, the carbon price is likely to be voted down next week when the government says it will reintroduce the bill to parliament.
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With you we run a strong campaign. Over 550 people joined our training and became Climate Reality leaders. You called and emailed your MPs, delivered cards to their offices and visited Parliament House to deliver our national petition to keep the carbon price. You stand up to ask our senators take the action Australians are demanding on climate change.
Just two months ago it looked like all would be lost, but now our Renewable Energy Target, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Climate Change Authority looks set to remain in place. And we still have a working carbon price. For now.
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Your actions, a little reality from Al Gore, and support for renewable energy from both the Palmer United Party and Ricky Muir of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party changed the game. ACF supporters have fought for climate action for years. Our climate laws are a testament to your hard work. Let’s keep them, they’re working.
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As the last few days has shown us, anything is possible. Tell us what you think of the week that has been in climate and politics in the comments below!