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Carbon tax axed, what next?


Kelly O’Shanassy, ACF <>

11:26 AM (23 minutes ago)

to me

Dear Neville,

Our government just failed us. The senate just voted to repeal our working price on carbon pollution.

You, with Australia’s leading scientists, economists, health experts and fire and ambulance workers fought loud and clear to keep our climate safe. But the Senate didn’t listen to us. They chose to listen to big polluters and abolish our carbon price. Now big polluters can pump unlimited greenhouse pollution into our atmosphere, for free.

Today’s vote is a massive step backwards for climate action in Australia. But it is one step and we know when it comes to getting long-term action on climate, we’re running a marathon.

Let’s show Australia that we’re just getting started. Are you in?

For three years Tony Abbott waged a fear campaign against policies that cut pollution and support clean energy. But the last few weeks have proved that not everyone is buying it. We’ve seen some of our MPs and Senators step in to try and retain the Renewable Energy Target, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Climate Change Authority. Today’s vote went down to the wire. It passed with a majority of 39 to 32.

Now’s the time to show Australia that while the government voted against climate action, we won’t give up. In Bono’s words “The power of the people is greater than the people in power”.

Be the power you want to see in the world. Show Australia you are that force for climate action.

Last week in Canberra I met with leaders of community groups who are rallying their supporters right now. Because we are so much stronger when we work together. Are you in?



Kelly O’Shanassy


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