Sydney Day of Climate Action

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On 17th November, tens of thousands of Australians will gather in every capital city and hundreds of regional towns - to make it clear that Australians want stronger action on climate change. Make sure you RSVP today to turn up the heat on climate action.
Please also invite your friends to the Facebook event


Details

  • Sunday
  • 17th November 2013
  • 11:00 am
  • ended event - capacity of 20000 guests.

Location

  • Prince Alfred Park Sydney 2000

From the host

WEAR HOT SUMMER COLOURS.
Think red, orange, yellow - shirts, clothes, signs, banners, facepaint, hats, umbrellas and any other creative ideas. Look forward to our speakers: Jim Casey (Fire Brigade Employees Union), Ian Dunlop, Byron Smith, Kirsty Albion (Australian Youth Climate Coalition), Mehreen Faruqi (Greens), Tanya Plibersek (Australian Labor Party).


Comments

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Jason
Thursday, 24 October 2013

So we're all going to turn up, then what? We won't even stop traffic. Politicians will just ignore us.

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Jacqueline
Friday, 25 October 2013

Politicians don't ignore tens of thousands of voters, Jason - not if they want to get re-elected. Good climate legislation depends now on Labor's strength of conviction to resist the backward steps the Coalition wants to take. Labor will stand much stronger if they know how strongly the electorate feels.

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Diane
Friday, 1 November 2013

Yes Jason I agree with Jaqi, this is a numbers game its always a numbers game with politicians so all we have to do is turn up its that simple but it sends a powerful message - numbers matter so come along with as many people as possible thats all we have to do just gather and remain civil - easy!! - see you there.

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Gregory
Sunday, 3 November 2013

Jason, if we do or say nothing we will certainly be ignored! Make your voice heard, make a stand, live a life that shows the way. :-)

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Dan
Saturday, 9 November 2013

Whether you believe in climate science, are confused or don’t believe, do not get caught in the net of apathy. When the civil rights movement happened in the US people did not debate the nature of freedom, they just agreed people should be free. Climate change is a symbol of caring about the earth, rejecting a society where selfishness is the core and where a powerful minority can distort a debate backed by an enormous majority.

Whether the climate is changing or not - do you believe we are damaging the earth significantly? Do you believe that the earth is incredible and worth saving? Do you believe in a democracy where the powerful few cannot control the many? Do you believe that community is more important than selfishness?

Then join me next Sunday at Prince Alfred Park, 11am.
https://www.getup.org.au/get_togethers/climate-catchup

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Tim
Saturday, 2 November 2013

At the last GetUp rally in PA Park we were confronted by people from the Citizens Electoral Council telling us we were Nazis thanks (I kid you not) to some very tenuous link with George Soros. I even had a young man of apparent Indian ancestry telling me I should be wearing a Swastika. I had to remind myself this was a non-violent rally. These guys may well be there again. Let's just ignore them.

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Michael
Wednesday, 13 November 2013

I am really inspired to read all the comments. Really, we have to start somewhere. All previous governments have done very little towards reducing harmful emission in Australia. We really have to do more...this current government uses scare tactics about how green energy is high cost and changing to renewables will be a threat to our economy-" What bullshit" and people believe this! We are all noticing the change in the weather. We must join together to fight this ignorant government and not allow them to make policies that will affect all of us. See you all there!

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Fran
Sunday, 17 November 2013

Time for us to stand up for action.
At this week's COP 19, Australia won the Fossil Award - a dubious victory over 192 other countries - for our government's inaction on climate change mitigation, our refusal to send a Minister to the UNs Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)'s yearly talks, dismantling of our Clean Energy Finance Corporation, ongoing coal and gas mining subsidies and finally, abolishing an international carbon trading scheme. Embarrassing - yes, but also dangerously shortsighted.
Our international reputation is in tatters, we need to show the rest of the world that our government does NOT have our support.

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Michael
Thursday, 5 December 2013

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