Here in Australia, we are experiencing extreme weather events more frequently and more intensely than ever before, exacerbated by climate change.
Australian communities are paying the price, with some communities facing a cascade of disasters.
The Community Protection Pledge is a set of 10 commitments that every Federal MP can sign to commit to protecting Australians now, and into the future. This includes urgently implementing all recommendations of the Royal Commission, helping communities prepare before a disaster strikes and improving infrastructure and homes to better resist extreme weather events. This is what the experts say is needed to match the scale of the challenge in front of us.
Here are some of the Federal MPs who have committed to protecting their communities from worsening extreme weather. Don’t see your member on the list? Click here to check if your MP has made the pledge, or send them an email asking them to do so!
Andrew Wilkie, Member for Clark, TAS Brian Mitchell, Member for Lyons, TAS David Smith, Member for Bean, ACT Ged Kearney, Member for Cooper, VIC Helen Haines, Member for Indi, VIC Josh Burns, Member for Macnamara, VIC Julie Collins, Member for Franklin, TAS Kate Thwaites, Member for Jagajaga, VIC Mark Dreyfus, Member for Isaacs, VIC Peta Murphy, Member for Dunkley, VIC Rebekha Sharkie, Member for Mayo, SA Susan Templeman, Member for Macquarie, NSW Zali Steggall, Member for Warringah, NSW
Can’t see your member on the list? Click here to check if your MP has made the pledge, or send them an email asking them to do so!