Stand With Tosy: Support Tosy's call for Climate Action Prior to COP26

Tosy is a young woman from the small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati.  She is in Australia temporarily and is very passionate about the issue of climate change. Tosy is concerned for her future and the future of young people across the Pacific and throughout the world. Kiribati is one of the world’s least developed countries and Kiribati’s contribution to climate change and global warming is very small.  Kiribati is very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and could well become uninhabitable by 2050. Where will Tosy and her people go?

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Urgent Call from ERC Director to Contact Federal MPs to Help Afghan Refugees

Dear Friends

The latest news and images from Kabul are horrendous and deeply distressing to Afghan refugees who are here on Temporary Protection Visas or in immigration detention. 

I know that the feelings of powerlessness we can experience in such situations can be overwhelming.  However the reality is that you can take powerful and compassionate action NOW to help Afghan refugees and their families.

Please contact your Federal MP, asking them to urge the Morrison Government to:

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This May Be Our Final Warning

Released tonight, a devastating new report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that the world is running out of time to avert 1.5 degree warming, a rise in temperature that would bring catastrophic changes to the world as we know it.

Already, the Pacific is at the forefront of these changes.  Tragically, Australia is ranked last for climate action amongst United Nations members. By refusing to reduce climate pollution, our government is directly threatening the lives, livelihoods and cultures of our Pacific neighbours.

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At the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education we are passionate about reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, believing real action would be a liberating step for all Australians. This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June 2021 is - “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action”.

To mark this special week, we invite you to take action by writing to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and asking him to support a referendum to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament in the Australian Constitution.

A First Nations Voice to Parliament is one of 3 fundamental pillars of the First Nations-led ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’.  A Voice to Parliament would deliver practical and meaningful constitutional recognition and would allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say on policies and laws that impact on them.

Use our template email to reach out to Scott Morrison and ask him to support a First Nations Voice to Parliament. You can maximise your impact by using your own words and spreading the link to this page on your social media pages using #TimeForAVoice. Thank you very much for your support.

Email PM Scott Morrison to #StepUp4thePacific to Ensure Our Emissions Plummet This Decade

On 15 April 2021, a week ahead of the US Biden Climate Summit, a number of Australian and Pacific organisations published an advertisement in the Australian Financial Review asking Australian PM Scott Morrison to #StepUp4thePacific by ensuring that our emissions plummet to well below half of their current levels this decade. 

Click here to read our advertisement as published in the Australian Financial Review on 15 April 2021.

Will you help amplify the impact of this ad by emailing Scott Morrison and asking him to take stronger climate action?

Use our template Email to PM to email the Hon. Scott Morrison MP and support our Pacific neighbours. You can have an even greater impact by writing to him in your own words and using #StepUp4ThePacific to post the advertisement and/or the link to this page on your social media pages.

The Pacific is running out of time and we need your help. Thank you for your support.

Email PM Scott Morrison Asking Him To Protect The Pacific, Take Climate Action

On Tuesday 1 December 2020, a number of high-profile Pacific leaders sent an open letter to Australian PM Scott Morrison, urging him to ensure that Australia meets its international climate commitments ahead of the upcoming United Nations Climate Ambition Summit on 12 December 2020.

Will you support the call of leaders across the Pacific and email Scott Morrison to tell him why you care about the climate crisis and what action you want him to take ahead of the UN Climate Summit on 12 December 2020?

To show your support for this letter, go to: 

This is an important moment and we need your help. Thank you for your support.

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