These are some resources we find useful, including practical ways to take action.

Climate change
  • Global warming – an animated graphic [link]
    See temperature changes across 191 countries from 1880-2017.
  • Climate Council [link]
    Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. A great resource for authoritative, expert advice on climate change and solutions based on up-to-date science.
  • Climate for Change [link]
    This organisation helps people speak with their friends, colleagues, and elected representatives about climate change to build public support for climate action. It helps people host “Climate Conversation” parties at home, and runs MP engagement sessions and provides template letters to help people ask for meaningful action on climate change. There’s also a great newsletter that summarises climate news.
  • North Sydney Climate Act Now [link]
    Group of local residents focused on pressuring the Federal Government to take stronger climate action, including by legislating  to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 (at the latest), release action plans to achieve this and report on progress.
  • Emergency Leaders for Climate Action (ECLA) [link]
    Informed by climate science and centuries of combined experience, ECLA works to ensure that fire and emergency services are equipped to protect Australian communities from increasingly frequent and damaging extreme weather events. ELCA exists to catalyse all levels of government to act on climate change.
  • ACCR (Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility) [link]
    ACCR actively engages with ASX-listed companies on their climate risk disclosure and the need to set emissions reduction targets consistent with the Paris Agreement. They also push for reviews by ASX-listed companies of their industry associations’ climate policy advocacy.
  • Market Forces [link]
    A shareholder group that believes that the banks, superannuation funds and governments that have custody of our money should use it to protect not damage our environment. Their work exposes the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and help Australians hold these institutions accountable. They work with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming.
Political integrity
  • Centre for Public Integrity [link]
    An independent think tank dedicated to preventing corruption, protecting the integrity of our accountability institutions, and eliminating undue influence of money in politics. A collaboration of former judges and integrity experts.
  • Australian Democracy Network [link]
    Working to create an Australia where civil society is robust and vibrant; public debate is informed, fair and diverse; citizens are engaged, government is clean, open and accountable and the wellbeing of people and the planet comes first.
  • “Rule of Law: the desecration of the rule of law and what this means for our democracy” [link]
    A webinar with Anthony Whealy, Professor Anne Twomey and Stephen Charles. Anne’s 20 minute segment provides wonderful insight on the rule of law and the illegality involved in the sports rort scandal.

What can we do?

Write to your federal MP asking for the government to restore public integrity in the Commonwealth Government by preventing corruption through a National Integrity Commission; protecting the integrity of our accountability institutions; and eliminating the undue influence of money in politics.

  • Fact sheets for letter writing by the Centre for Public Integrity [link]
  • Guide to letter writing by the Australian Democracy Network [link]