Skip navigation

Pages tagged "federal election"

Meet your MP

In the lead-up to the federal election, we want to empower you to sit down with your Federal Member of Parliament and ask them to commit to more climate action, including funding Solar Our Schools.

Let’s make climate action a priority election issue!

Watch the webinar:

Here are all the tools and more, from our "Meet your MP Training Workshop" (held Monday 6th December 8.00 - 9.30 pm AEDT)

Read Sue Dwyer's presentation:

In the last 12 months, Australian Parents for Climate Action have empowered dozens of parents to meet with their federal and state MP’s.

Read AP4CA's presentation:

Click here to discover more tools to empower you to be a parent spokesperson




Become a parent spokesperson

Parents are respected and trusted members of Australian society. Driven by the desire to care for and protect children, we know that parents' voices are powerful. 

Your voice
can help to build and maintain the political will needed to act on climate and safeguard our children's future.

Would you like to be empowered to be a parent climate action spokesperson?

We now have a comprehensive online training portal which takes you on a step by step journey to enable you to have great climate conversations, create a great local pitch for climate action, be a media spokesperson, and meet with your Member of Parliament with concise non-partisan asks that will help enable more political action on climate.

The online course is designed for busy parents in mind, to be done in manageable bite-sized chunks.

Start the course now! Click here

Australian Parents for Climate Action has empowered scores of parents to become national climate spokespersons, through getting opinion and profile pieces published, journalistic interviews, local news features, and even a regular monthly newspaper column. 


"Support from Australian Parents for Climate Action has been amazing to give me the confidence to speak about protecting my children's future" - Deanna Hayes, Sydney

"Whilst I've felt a bit apprehensive to speak up I have been willing to because I know it's for my kids. I've had a lot of encouragement from Heidi and Nic (AP4CA staff) and never felt pressured to do more than I was capable of. It's felt energising to speak up" - Louise Sheperd, Sydney

"Having a family-friendly and apolitical brand like AP4CA to represent in the media has given me something I can be confident and proud to speak for, even in a regional community" - Yolanda Dasgupta, Sunshine Coast

Introduction to Spokes Training (3 mins)

Welcome to Australian Parents for Climate Action's spokesperson training!

We have created this resource because parents’ voices are powerful, as we have a moral responsibility to protect our children.

Right now in the face of a climate crisis, we need parents and grandparents like you to step up to the microphone and share your concerns, and lobby for solutions. Your voices can give our politicians the political will to act on climate.

And we are here to help you. This is why we have designed this easy-to-use online spokesperson training program. It's broken into bite-sized chunks, for a busy parent to fit in. You can work through it in the order we suggest, but if you need to skip ahead to get the information you need right now - it's all here.

We’ve road-tested these training documents with parents around Australia already, and we know they have gone on to nail it in the media and with their meetings with politicians.

We believe in you, and your ability to help change the future.

Become a parent spokesperson - act now for the greater good for climate.

Take the next step - learn about Our Federal Election Strategy (part 2 of our spokesperson training course).

Heidi Lee Douglas, Communications and Campaign Director

Parent Spokes Online Training

Introduction to Spokes Training (3 mins)

Posted by · October 28, 2021 12:24 PM

Our Federal Election Strategy (10 mins)

Posted by · October 28, 2021 12:11 PM

Why is AP4CA non-partisan? (10 mins)

Posted by · October 28, 2021 11:25 AM

Creating a localised Solar Our Schools pitch (60 mins)

The next step to becoming a spokesperson for Australian Parents for Climate Action is creating a localised Solar Our Schools pitch.

A key part of our federal election strategy is to work with our local groups to have tangible, achievable, strategic climate actions “asks” that you are empowered to take to your local Federal MP’s, and to also get these “asks” covered in local and national media stories. 

Funding Solar Our Schools federally is a solutions-based policy you can ask your Federal MP to back in their party, as a concrete action that their party can commit to as part of their roadmap to net-zero emissions. 

Thus we need for you to be able to pitch Solar Our Schools to your local Federal MP as a policy that would be good for both your local community and the nation.

You can learn more about Solar Our Schools here.

Read more

Australian Parents for Climate Action meet and work on the lands of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and respect that sovereignty of those lands was never ceded. We pay respect to Elders, past and present and emerging, and acknowledge the pivotal role that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Australian community.