OUR INDEPENDENT'S DAY
IS COMING

Are we going to stand by and watch our democracy crumble - or will we rise to change the course of history?
The Community Independents movement in Australia is a remarkable resurgence of morality and honesty in Parliament. It's about restoring integrity, embracing science, and ensuring safety. It’s about reestablishing respect for women and upholding the values that mothers hold dear. Will you join us?

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#COMMUNITY INDEPENDENT

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"This is the most important vote that I will make in my lifetime."

~ Admiral Chris Barrie, interviewed on the ABC about climate, security, leadership failure and the coming federal election


The Climate Council is urging Australia’s political parties to get serious with their emissions targets.
In a recent report, the Climate Council have shown how Australia can reach net zero carbon by 2035.

Labor's plan however is to continue using climate-wrecking fossil fuels beyond 2050,
and to continue subsidising and supporting the industry with billions of taxpayer dollars.  

We can - and must - do better than this! This is where the Community Independents come in. 

PUT CLIMATE FIRST

STRONG POLICIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE

Today there are more than 100 community groups across Australia, typically named “Voices of” or “Voices for”, that are searching for or already have endorsed independent candidates to front their campaigns at the federal poll. As a result, voters will have a new political choice to break the deadlock. In Corangamite, we haven't found a candidate to support yet. We expect we will. Until then, we can support this fantastic movement financially with a donation. 

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HOW YOU 

CAN HELP

Right now, the most powerful thing we can do is to raise more money to level the playing field for pro-climate, pro-integrity, and pro-gender equality candidates.

To do that, we go door-knocking in our community and talk climate with voters about the federal election, about how they can support the movement, who we recommend they vote for if they want to see stronger climate action in the next parliament, and how they can help our movement if they would like to.

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Juice Media explains how the fossil fuel industry captured our politicians


Our TEAM

Our group of volunteers is growing by the day. So many of us have had enough being by-standers while our elected representatives mock around with important issues such as the climate.

Activities

We are planning a public town hall candidate meeting soon. And we meet regularly in Zoom.

Door-knocking

We want to talk with thousands of voters in Corangamite - and we have a plan for how we will do this.

Our values

We share Climate200's values on climate policy, transparency and gender equality.

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Step up and begin to make a real difference in your community at this election.

ACTION ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

"When enough people come together then change will come and we can achieve almost anything.
So instead of looking for hope - start creating it."

~ Greta Thunberg
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COMMUNITY

VOICES OF GOLDSTEIN

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DEMOCRACY

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CANBERRA

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PUT CLIMATE FIRST

WARRINGAL

ZALI STEGGALL

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ACTIVE HOPE

GEELONG REGION

TEAM WORK

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INTEGRITY

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KYLEA TINK

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GENDER EQUITY

KOOYONG

MONIQUE RYAN


"The success of Zali Steggall, and other independents have inspired a growing number of “climate independent” candidates seeking to unseat vulnerable Coalition parliamentarians at the next election, targeting the government’s failures to set meaningful climate change policies."

~ Michael Mazengarb, RenewEconomy

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BACKGROUND

Simon Holmes á Court's Climate200 is fighting for science-based climate policy by raising funds. At the last election, more than 11,000 donors raised over $13 million – which was allocated to suitable independent candidates in key seats. This movement has sparked a genuine political revolution in Australia.

STEPPING UP TOGETHER

GENUINE REPRESENTATION

Are we going to stand by and watch our democracy crumble?

In order to stop the escalating climate crisis, the flow of money to coal, oil, and gas companies must end. And the flow of money back from coal, oil and gas companies to political parties must end too.

The seven Community Independents' 2022-election victory has been a huge inspiration for other communities. More independent voices in Parliament will rewrite - if not revolutionise - the next decades for Australian politics.

In Geelong in 2019, we created the #PutClimateFirst alliance of Council candidates to advocate for stronger climate action in Geelong Council. As a result, Dr Belinda Moloney and Elise Wilkinson got elected as Councillors for putting climate first.

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IN SEARCH OF A LOCAL CANDIDATE

Will we see a climate-concerned independent candidate run in the Corangamite electorate?
We believe so! And even if we don't, there is still a lot we can do to help change the outcome of this election. We will make the next federal election a climate election.

We are calling for all residents of the Corangamite electorate who believe there is an urgent need for
stronger, community-driven representation in Federal Parliament, to get on board and join the movement.

Why VOTE INDEPENDENT?

Australia's democracy is broken, and the two major parties have shown again and again over the last decade that they are not willing to fix it. No one is coming to fix it, unless we - the Australian people - do something about it.

Voting in more independent politicians who have integrity and who listen to their community is the only way it can be done. Independents like Zali Steggall and David Pocock have shown us the way forward.

Why is this important for the climate? In Greta Thunberg's words: "Democracy is everything. We can't save the living planet without it.”

Climate action in Parliament
Integrity and honesty in politics
Respect, equality and inclusion
Representation of the community, not vested interests


"We are at a unique point in human history. Due to the scientific genius of men and women, we can either on the one hand improve the standard and quality of life of all mankind – or we can destroy the planet as we know it."

~ Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister
of Australia

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Our office is in Geelong CBD, on 32 Malop Street.

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