Let’s get together on climate change and take the government on SERIOUSLY: @margokingston1 crazy idea for @NoFibs #ClimateStrike

Margo Kingston

Margo Kingston

Co-publisher and editor-in-chief at No Fibs
Margo Kingston is a retired Australian journalist and climate change activist. She is best known for her work at The Sydney Morning Herald and her weblog, Webdiary. Since 2012, Kingston has been a citizen journalist, reporting and commenting on Australian politics via Twitter and No Fibs.
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Margo Kingston
Greta Thunberg Time Person Of The Year and leader of the global youth movement for climate action

Having been immersed in US and British politics for a while, and seen how groups with common core values can’t seem to get together to fight for them due to disagreements on other matters, I noticed a tweet by Greens leader Richard di Natale.

YES! 

Consider: The centre and centre right, (Steggall, Sharkie, Haines), centre left (Labor, Wilkie) and left (Greens) believe man-made climate change is real and Australia must get its act together quick. What if they began talks to find agreement on the basics:

  1. What is the problem?
  2. What is our target to address it?

Okay, there may be scientific disputes, but there will be enough common ground to agree on reasonable answers to those two questions.

Oh, implementation. Okay, there will be significant disagreements, particularly Labor’s commitment to Adani and other new coal mines.

However, I think all parties could agree on a one-year legislative plan and to keep discussing the outstanding disagreements.

I suggest they put it up as a bipartisan private members bill and stare their moderate liberal and sensible national colleagues in the eyes and dare them NOT to cross the floor.

Because if they don’t, voters will know they did not put country over party on an existential question, and thus we would pull out all stops to find quality independents to remove them from office.

Anyone agree? Disagree? Like the idea and want to consider process? Email me a post I’ll have a look – No Fibs will publish the ones I find interesting. Contact me via: greenfrogonsteroids@gmail.com


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Comments


  1. jolly good idea. nice if all could use their obvious intelligence to over come their past, and, act in accord with each other.

  2. David Brown says

    Yes…. lets try to get the politicians that still have some rational thinking together for the good of us all


  3. Sounds good.

  4. Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow says

    Margo, how about a referendum? That way we, the people, have a say.


  5. Good idea. Something HAS to change the minds of the rusted on LNP voters out there and this might be a way to make it happen!