Australia: Monster Climate Petition demanding immediate action to reduce carbon emissions Print E-mail






The time has come to demand immediate and effective action to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

View the Monster Petition Website and download a copy for a pen to paper signature HERE

What Is The Monster Climate Petition?

A petition by Australians to the House of Representatives demanding immediate and effective action to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

Original, pen on paper signatures will be collected in time for the G20 in Brisbane 14-15 November. These signatures will demonstrate to the world that many Australians want effective action on reducing carbon emissions.


The Monster Petition will then be presented to our national Parliament in late November 2014.

We need a truly MONSTER petition, with hundreds of thousands of signatures. The need for action is urgent.

If you have any trouble downloading the Petition, please email or call (03) 9642 0422.

Please join us. Let’s make our voices heard. Download the petition now. Ready to act?

The petition is available HERE in 7 other language versions, Turkish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Italian, Greek, Mandarin, Spanish

If you are using a Mac computer and are having trouble downloading the Petition, please right click on the ‘Download’ button and select ‘Save linked file as...’ Save the Petition to a location on your Mac, and open it from there.

General information sheet to accompany petition collection such as leaving in a cafe or bookshop etc.

The Petition Says The Following:

To The Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of Australia’s daughters and sons, parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles, draws to the attention of the House the damage to the earth’s climate and its oceans from humanity’s continuing and increasing carbon emissions and the consequent severe risks to the future health, safety and well-being of our children and our children’s children and future generations. We remind the House that it is the fundamental duty of parliament, including this House, to protect Australia’s people, land and seas.

We therefore ask the House to respect the science and build a safe climate future for our children and grandchildren and generations to come by enacting immediate and deep reductions to Australia’s carbon emissions. We also ask the House to commit to and actively promote and support global strategies for immediate and deep reductions to global emissions at every relevant international forum.

If you are using a Mac computer and are having trouble downloading the Petition, please right click on the ‘Download’ button and select ‘Save linked file as...’ Save the Petition to a location on your Mac, and open it from there.

Who Can Sign The Petition?

Everyone of us can sign our names. There are no formal eligibility requirements. Signatories do not have to be on the electoral roll. Addresses are optional, but they add legitimacy. The only people who can’t sign are current members of the House of Representatives.

While the Monster Climate Petition is organized and led by women, it is for all Australians to sign, men and women, boys and girls. Climate change is affecting us all.


State parliamentarians and senators can sign. Ex-parliamentarians can sign.

Why Should You Sign?

• In a 2014 Lowy Institute Poll, 63% of Australians said they wanted the government to take a leadership role in reducing emissions.

• To let our politicians know that huge numbers of ordinary Australians want urgent action to reduce carbon emissions.

• To make climate change a bi-partisan national priority rather than a political football.

• To let world leaders in Brisbane for the G20 know that ordinary Australians desperately want their national government to step up and act on climate change.

• To stand up and be counted for the sake of Australia’s children and the land and seas we love.

• To do something that will make a constructive difference rather than languish in despair or cynicism.

it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?

Drew Delinger
Extract from Hieroglyphic Stairway

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Download all the forms you need and start collecting signatures from your family, friends, clubs, businesses and community.

Importantly, please mail all petition forms by 8 November to the Victorian Women’s Trust
Level 9/313 Latrobe Street Melbourne Vic 3000

The Monster Climate Petition is an independent initiative without any party political affiliation.