“We need to treat the climate emergency as a global war we are on track to lose unless we can focus our efforts on the only task that matters — reversing global warming. If we fail here no other tasks matter — our species will soon end up extinct no matter how we arrange the deck chairs on the burning ship.”
William P. Hall – Evolutionary Biologist & Vote Climate One committee member
Electorates A-Z – VIC Election 2022
Make Climate the winner of the Victorian election not a political party.
Why the Victorian state election matters
State governments have enormous power over decisions that affect the climate.
The Victorian government might look ok from a distance, but up close:
- How could any government serious about the climate emergency approve new gas exploration.
- Our old growth forests, which are so important for carbon storage and environmental protection, are still being logged with abandon due to the influence of the CFMEU.
- It’s almost unbelievable that a government would discourage the acquisition of electric vehicles by whacking a tax on their use.
During the recent Federal Election, we prepared climate emergency voting guides for 151 electorates and eight senate tickets. We are now empowering Victorians to elect a majority of members in both houses of parliament who will act urgently on the climate crisis.
Vote Climate One provided the means for Australians to elect pro-climate members and defeat sitting members who, by party affiliation or demonstrated voting record, have shown themselves to be the opponents of effective action on climate.
Your climate vote can help to hold the two major parties to account. The recent rise of community independents and the corresponding demise of support for the two major parties is a hopeful sign. The influence and wisdom of these independent representatives has the capacity to transform our democracy.
Above the line voting in Victorian Upper House means you run the risk of supporting back room preference deals which will not help elect candidates committed to climate action.
For this reason we strongly recommend you go to the trouble to vote below the line in the Victorian Legislative Council.
Go to your electorate page and do a test run on filling in the Upper House ballot
To do a practical test to help with your understanding how the Traffic Light System works and how to vote below the line, print your electorate’s Voting Guide and also print page 1. and page 2. of your Upper House ballot paper. These will be available soon on your electorate page. Put the A4 printed copies end to end and fill in the boxes on the ballot paper using the instructions from the Traffic Light Voting Guide. We aim to have the 2022 guides and sample ballot papers for the current election available for use on the website by Monday May 14th. when the ballot draw is complete, and pre-polling begins. At that point you will be able to practice voting above the line in your electorate page in real time using a mock up of your region and lower house ballot papers.
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Meet the people
We are a group of people who have had enough of inaction on climate change. People from all walks of life have realised that we cannot wait for political parties to do what is so obviously needed to address the climate emergency and take advantage of opportunities arising from clean energy.
Climate change denial and lack of action on global warming have deeply concerned me for at least twenty-five years. To my dismay, during that period, emissions have only continued to increase. I have devoted most of my time and energy working in activism for the last 10-years to reverse this trend.
I convened VOTE CLIMATE ONE and the Traffic Light Voting Guide to help ordinary Australian voters to use the preferential voting system to create a Federal government which will view the crisis of global warming as an existential threat. To me it feels like all the elections leading up to 2030 (state and federal) present our last chance to change the path away from a train crash future.
William P. Hall
I’m an 82 year old evolutionary biologist (PhD Harvard, 1973) and engineering knowledge management systems analyst and designer until my retirement in mid 2007. Combining the two major threads of my career, I spent a good 14 years through 2014 exploring the coevolution of humans and our technologies.
We need to treat the climate emergency as a global war that will we are losing unless we can focus our efforts on the only task that matters – reversing global warming. The Vote Climate One campaign is a way to achieve this necessary goal. Losing the war to stop and reverse warming equals human extinction.
Contact us today and let’s finally get some real action.
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