Oxfam Australia’s Executive Director Andrew Hewett outlines our key asks of the new government on climate change, indigenous equality, aid spending and asylum seekers.
Tag: Election 2010
While the results of last weekend’s federal election still remain up in the air, the message from the Australian public is clear – people want action on climate change and they will support the leaders who make it happen.
On a quiet Wednesday evening, the sight of a lavishly decorated rickshaw pulling into a residential street caused a bit of a stir. The Bangladeshi rickshaw was in the Central Coast electorate of Dobell for the Make Poverty History electoral forum.
Although the tally room madness won’t officially kick off until Saturday afternoon, here at Oxfam we’ve added up the votes of more than 4,000 Australians who have so far voted in our climate survey.We’ve taken your votes, your voices, and sent letters to the politicians asking for real action on climate change!
If you found Julia and Tony on the back seat of your car, what would you say to them? Australians don’t want more hot air, they want to hear about real solutions to tackle climate change in the last few days of this election campaign.
More than 200 people rocked up to a recent candidate’s forum in Fremantle where Labor incumbent Melissa Parke MP faced off with five other candidates.
As the election looms tell the political parties what 3 things you’d most like them to have in their climate change policies that would really make a difference in tackling climate change.
In the second of our posts on the digital election, we bring you some more interesting sites and systems utilising web-based technology to further the electoral experience.
Most candidates in the federal election are madly Facebooking, Tweeting, blogging and even Foursquaring their way around Australia, but is this campaign actually going to live up to expectations and be a true digital election?
Vibewire’s electionWIRE teamed up with Hungry Beast’s Kieran Ricketts to explain the political system, the political parties and the upcoming election.