Morrison's hypocrisy

Published:

Scott Morrison is failing to address climate change, failing to lead and failing to keep us safe. He physically turned his back on people in fire ravaged communities.

Now he's turning his back on renewable energy – by watering down the Renewable Energy Target and letting the Australian Renewable Energy Agency run out of money.

After public pressure from bushfire survivors, emergency service leaders, and GetUp members, Morrison says he wants to "evolve" his position on climate change1  at the same time his government is quietly killing off support for renewable energy.

We can't let him get away with this bait and switch.

The very fact that Morrison is acknowledging the role of climate change in the bushfires shows he's feeling the pressure. So if we call out his hypocrisy now we can force his hand to save these critical supports for renewable energy.

Sign the petition asking your MP to stand for renewable energy and climate action in this time of crisis.

Morrison's excuses are crumbling.

He says he wants to take "practical steps" to help people. But the most practical thing to do when faced with a national emergency is to stop making things worse.

While the country burns, the Coalition is letting Australia's only renewable energy agency run out of money, and undermining our international obligations with dodgy accounting tricks.2

Meanwhile, they continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry to the tune of $29 billion dollars3 – effectively paying for the emergency they say they want to address.

But the Liberals are divided, the Murdoch press is on the backfoot, and everyone from state governments to global hedge funds are calling for significant government action.

If we can translate the anger and frustration we're feeling right now into a set of clear and commonsense demands – we can raise the bar on Morrison's climate concession.

Make your demands clear - sign the petition now!

This bushfire season has been relentless. It's taken 27 lives, destroyed thousands of homes, and shuttered countless farms and small businesses. It's also killed billions of native animals, and destroyed the habitats they rely on.

We can't expect this government to keep us safe – but they should stop endangering us by:
  1. Adopting a more ambitious Renewable Energy Target
  2. Extending and expanding funding for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  3. Ending subsidies for fossil fuel corporations that are contributing to the national emergency we're in
Add your name to call out Morrison's hypocrisy.

The time for excuses is over. This needs to be a moment of reflection, and commitment from Federal Liberal MP's – if they believe the science, they should prove it with action.

In determination,

Ed, Charlie, Tessa, Rafi, and Oliver - for the GetUp team

References:
[1] Morrison flags climate policy 'evolution', 7 News, 12 January 2020.
[2] How Australia's attempted carbon trickery is stoking India to pollute, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 2019.
[3] Global fossil fuel subsidies reach $5.2 trillion, and $29 billion in Australia, Renew Economy, 13 May 2019.
 
Australian Government Conservation Environment Health & Wellness Law & Safety Political Surveys & Your Say
Social:   

GetUp! Australia :
PO Box A105, Sydney South, NSW, 1235, Australia Wide
GetUp! Australia
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
#IWillEatWithYou 16 February 2020 | Hysteria about coronavirus has meant many Chinese and Asian small businesses are losing huge numbers of customers.1 More information...
They've got millionaires, we've got a million members 13 February 2020 | The Coalition's campaign partner "Advance Australia" just sent a fundraiser to pay for climate denialist propaganda in our schools.1 More information...
The ABC & your MP 05 February 2020 | A new report called ABC's emergency bushfire broadcasts nothing short of 'lifesaving'.1 More information...
Andrew Bolt 29 January 2020 | Andrew Bolt's latest climate change headline: "Warming is Good for Us."1 Tell that to the firefighters risking their lives, the families who've lost loved ones and those picking through the rubble of their homes... More information...
Who is propping up the Murdoch Press? 23 January 2020 | The Murdoch Press has had a bad week getting called out for their support of climate denial. More information...
This is why we protest 22 January 2020 | My grandfathers had to go to extraordinary lengths to hide who they were and keep our family safe. More information...
Firefighters vs Murdoch 17 January 2020 | Firefighters are fighting the blazes while fire chiefs call for the climate action we need to keep us safe. More information...
Morrison's hypocrisy 15 January 2020 | Scott Morrison is failing to address climate change, failing to lead and failing to keep us safe. He physically turned his back on people in fire ravaged communities. More information...
Bushfires 09 January 2020 | The Morrison Government was warned this would happen – and they did nothing.1, 2, 3 We can never forget that fact. More information...
200 lives 18 December 2019 | In the final hours of Parliament for 2019, the Morrison Government tore down Medevac with the help of a a smug One Nation and a tearful Senator Jacqui Lambie. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service