Zali

Climate Action in Warringah and Australia

5 February, 2020

2020 is well and truly underway and we have been working on two exciting projects, drawing on our core values of innovation, integrity and inclusion:

CLIMATE CHANGE BILL

My team and I have been focusing on our upcoming Climate Change Bill that is modelled on the UK’s Climate Change Act (2008).

Today we launched the ‘Climate Act Now’ website that allows Australians to write to their local MP, asking them to vote for the Climate Change Bill when it’s presented in Parliament on March 23rd as a Private Member’s Bill. Please check it out here: https://climateactnow.com.au/

My team and I have been working on the Bill for many months and believe it’s the right step for Australia to ensure proper plans are in place to protect the environment and the economy; plan the transition to net-zero; and prosper against the threats of Climate Change.

We would love your help in getting the word out by sharing our website to your friends and family members. We also need everyone to be calling for a conscience vote on the Bill (which means MPs are voting with their conscience and constituents’ wishes, not along party lines). For more information head to the new website: https://climateactnow.com.au/

ROADMAP TO ZERO

Locally, we have launched the website Warringah’s Road Map to Zero. This is an exciting initiative that allows all of us to be conscious of our environmental footprint through sectors such as Food, Waste, Water and Transport.

We are proud to unveil the Roadmap to Zero that will enable our local community to come together in a unique way.
Once you’re a member you can download checklists where you can make meaningful change. The actions range from easy steps such as using a reusable coffee cup, to harder actions such as installing rain water tanks.

We also focused on the finance sector that includes information on re-financing your loans with an institution that does not invest or lend to fossil fuel industries.

As more people sign up to our Roadmap, we want to create a community where we can share and celebrate everyone’s actions. If we all work together, our impact will be significant. To join our Roadmap to Zero I encourage you to head to our website and sign up here: https://www.zalisteggall.com.au/roadmap-to-zero

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Our amazing volunteers and their coordinator Wendy continue to work so hard for our community.
If you would like to volunteer for Team Zali please get in touch via the website: https://www.zalisteggall.com.au/volunteer

SEISMIC TESTING & DRILLING FOR GAS IN OUR COASTAL WATERS

I am supporting Save our Coast in calling for seismic testing to be banned off Newcastle, the Central Coast and our beautiful Northern Beaches. There is currently a government inquiry into seismic testing and I will be presenting a petition in Parliament soon on behalf of Save Our Coast. For more information head to: www.saveourcoast.org.au

SYDNEY HARBOUR TRUST REVIEW

We are continually hearing concerns from residents about the current review into the Sydney Harbour Trust. There is a public forum on 18 February 6-8pm. For ticketing information see HERE https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/independent-review-of-the-sydney-harbour-federation-trust-public-forum-tickets-86618176297

COMING UP

  • Our Curl Curl Community Forum Wednesday 19th February, North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, 6.30pm - 8pm, all welcome
  • The Royal Far West bushfire appeal is dedicated to supporting regional children and families in bushfire affected areas. For info head here https://www.royalfarwest.org.au/bushfire-appeal/
  • There are currently 115 public inquires being held by the Australian Federal Parliament, of which 28 have open public submissions. This includes:
    • Road Safety
    • Inquiry into Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Industries
    • National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) Bill 2019
    • Select Committee on Autism

The full list can be found here: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Submissions_Open

My team and I are available to meet and discuss any issues. Please get in touch by emailing zali.steggall.mp@aph.gov.au or call the office on 9977 6411.

Have a great day,

Zali