Climate Change/Carbon Tax Rallies on Sunday 5 June
In February 2011, unions launched a petition calling for urgent action on climate change, and in support of a price on carbon. More than 12,000 Australian workers have signed the petition so far. The ACTU along with WWF-Australia have handed the first part of the petition to Climate Change Minister, Greg Combet, to show there is strong support from working Australians for a price on pollution.
Australia's unions continue to be in this national debate to ensure workers' rights and interests are protected. Australian workers get on with things. And that is why, in conjunction with environmental groups, we’re participating in National YES week. We’ve come together because we know there is a broad majority of Australians who want action on climate change and a price on pollution – but their voices are being drowned out by a reckless scare campaign.
It's our chance to change the story about what a price on pollution means for Australia. Our involvement with Say Yes Australia complements the ongoing policy work and negotiations with government that unions are doing to ensure that the final design of a price on pollution includes support for emission-intensive and trade-exposed industries, measures to protect existing jobs, programs to attract investment in clean energy and production, and assistance to households.
National YES week is from May 30th to June 5th.
June 5 Rally Details:
Sydney: Prince Alfred Park, 11 am
Melbourne: Outside the State Library, 11 am
Adelaide: Victoria Square, 11 am
Brisbane: Riverstage, 1pm
Perth: Perth Cultural Centre - Wetlands stage, 11am
Hobart: Franklin Square, 11am
Canberra: Regatta Point (near the bridge), 1.30pm
Visit http://www.facebook.com/sayyesaustralia for more details and updates