Update to 2019 NLGA conference
by Alison Ryan
The Resolution 29: That the NGA call on the Australian Government to:
Declare a climate Emergency
Establish a $10 billion national fund for councils to build the resilience of climate change vulnerable communities
Commit to providing maximum protection for all people, economies, species, ecosystems and civilisations, and to fully restoring a safe climate
Mobile the required resources and take effective action at the necessary scale and speed across Australia
Transport the economy to zero emissions and make a fair contribution to drawing down the excess carbon dioxide in the air
Encourage all other governments around the world to take these same actions
The Response, 24 Oct 2019, from Sussan Ley MP Minister for the Environment, read as follows:
The Australian Government takes the issue of climate change seriously. The Government is taking the action that is needed to address climate change. As a result of the policies that the Government has put in place over the last six years, Australia will exceed its Kyoto 2020 targets by 367 million tonnes. The Government has set out, to the last tonne, responsible targets to ensure that Australia meets its Paris 2030 commitments. Emissions per capita are now at the lowest level in 29 years and by 2050, emissions per capita will fall by 50 percent. Due to the Government’s commitment to meeting its Renewable energy Target, Australia’s investment per capita in renewable energy is currently the highest in the world. The Government will continue to take responsible action on climate change in a way which ensures both jobs for the future, and a clean and green environment.
A much clearer news report from The West Australian says, “Environment Minister Sussan Ley tells mayors to stay out of climate change”, dated 18 July 2019.
“Ms Ley did not say if she would declare such an emergency, but believes councils should focus on dealing with local environmental issues, such as household rubbish.”
“The Australian councils are part of 800 across the globe to have declared climate emergencies, encompassing more than 140 million people. Victoria’s Darebin City Council was the first to take the leap in 2016. Darebin has taken a steering role among other local administrations, leading a national climate emergency conference last year.”
Link: Environment Minister Sussan Ley tells mayors to stay out of climate change | The West Australian
I think these Councils are a not fit to do other than services. Through ICLEI they are globalists. eg: Think local – act global.
ICLEI news reports “Labor commits to working with local government on climate action”.
“Friday 8 April – Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, The Hon. Chris Bowen MP committed to collaborating with local governments on climate action if elected to the Federal Government. The Hon. Chris Bowen joined over 200 Mayors and elected members representing over 108 local governments from across Australia to discuss Labor’s priorities to adapt, mitigate and build resilience.”
“As one of the small handful of former Mayors in the House of Representatives, I embrace partnership between the Commonwealth and local government, particularly in climate change,” stated Mr. Bowen. “States, territories and local governments are getting on with doing the job and I want to provide a better framework for that to occur as part of a more consistent national approach.”
“During the Roundtable, if elected, the Shadow Minister Chris Bowen committed to:
A roundtable with the Mayors in June to discuss how to accelerate climate action with local governments.
Invite a representative of the Australian Local Government Association to a meeting of all jurisdiction climate change and energy ministers to develop a national framework for climate change and energy policy.”
Link: Labor commits to working with local government on climate action — ICLEI Oceania
So there we have it – Local Government sneaking into the National Cabinet = 3 tiers of government.
SACK THEM ALL is the Rally cry for Melbourne’s next Freedom March on 14 May.
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