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Sign the petition: Safeguard our kids, not polluters


Let’s use our voice to make the rules as strong as possible and secure the safest climate for our kids.


All over Australia, people are taking action on climate pollution, but a handful of companies are threatening to undo all of that good work.

Right now, the Labor Government is deciding how to control climate pollution from the companies that pollute the most.

Speaking up on this issue can have a HUGE impact.

Just 10 companies account for more than half of all harmful emissions produced under the so called Safeguard Mechanism. These are the rules that govern how big polluters should act on emissions.

Together these companies have pumped out over 362 tonnes of harmful pollution since the scheme started in 2016- equivalent to the C02 produced by more than 16 million Australians in a single year!

It’s time we made the big polluters do their fair share to reduce climate pollution for a safe climate.

Our kids’ safety depends on it. This is our chance to improve the most important climate policy in Australia by creating a pollution speed limit on Australia’s biggest emitters.

But we need to show the community is actively supporting climate ambition, not more fossil-fuelled emissions.

That’s why we’re calling all parents to add their support now.


What can you do?

Your voice has power with our elected representatives, and together, our voices add up to a lot of public pressure. 

  1. Sign and share the petition.

  2. Engage with the campaign on social media with the hashtag #safeguardourkids

  3. Get a meeting with your MP and/or email them and ask them to make sure that the safeguard mechanism is strengthened and big polluters are held to account.

As you can imagine, some polluters do not want the safeguard mechanism strengthened with new baselines created and enforced. This is where Australian parents can make a difference.

We need to reduce emissions to safeguard the climate for our children and grandchildren.

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Dear Members of Parliament,
We support real action to protect our children and grandchildren from climate harm. Make sure big polluters do their fair share to reduce climate pollution for a safe climate.

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Transforming Climate Grief


Australian Parents for Climate Action, with support from School Strike 4 Climate, hosted an Expert Panel Q&A

"Transforming Climate Grief" on Monday 10 May 2021 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

with special guests Author Jonica Newby, Climate Striker Jasmine Bowtell, and Psychologist Susie Burke.

This special online Zoom event has now been packaged for future enjoyment.


We know that many Australian parents are suffering from climate grief and anxiety - and we want to empower you to know how to parent in the face of climate grief, and to transform your grief into action. So we've invited three experts to provide practical tools, personal experience and good advice on how to deal with our fear and sadness about the impact of climate change on our world and our kids' future in a constructive way. More details about our Special Guest Speakers below.

WATCH the speakers

LISTEN to the speakers

DOWNLOAD the resources from Senior Psychologist Susie Burke

BUY Jonica Newby's book "Beyond Climate Grief"



How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us? "Beyond Climate Grief" is a personal story by award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby exploring how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change. Jonica is a science reporter, author, TV presenter and director best known for her two decades on ABC TV’s popular weekly science program, Catalyst. She has twice won the Eureka Award, Australia’s most prestigious science journalism prize, and is a recipient of a World TV Award. Originally trained as a veterinarian, her first book was The Animal Attraction.


Jasmine has been wanting to vote since she was 16 — and is excited to be able to exercise this right at the next election! She lives in Zali Stegall’s electorate, and whilst she says Zali has done so much for the Northern Beaches area, Jasmine and her community are still facing a proposed gas plant across the beaches from Manly to Newcastle.

"Gas isn’t the future and this proposal isn’t okay: our water systems will be polluted, tourist industries will be ruined, and it will impact the livelihood of so many people. I live 15 minutes away from Manly and it is one of my favourite places in the world — I cannot sit back and watch my childhood be shovelled away by a government invested in dirty fossil fuels like gas.

I'm both passionate about equality and the environment and I won't stop striking until someone speaks up and owns up to the action we want! If we pressurize the government I hope we can make transformative change. I'm also a big feminist and I believe that we all should be able to live a life free from oppression and imbalance. I'm 17 and I'm in my final year of school balancing it all, but I will always make sure the future is bright and that I inspire as many people as possible. 

I joined the climate movement in 2020 and I've been hooked since, I love it soo much and I have a raging passion for life and social justice. One day I would love to be in a parliament and show that women are strong and powerful and that we don't need men to tell us our worth."


Dr Susie Burke is an environmental psychologist and she's on a mission to enhance community wellbeing and promote action on climate change through her consultancy work with environmental and community agencies, and in her private practice as a psychologist.

Her work examines how climate change impacts on people’s mental health, and how people across the country are coming to terms with the climate emergency and engaging with the problems and solutions.

Dr Burke specialises in pro-environmental behaviour, coping with climate change, talking with children about the environment, preparing for natural disasters, and psychosocial recovery in the aftermath of disasters. And she's also a parent of a school striker!

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.