Electorates A-Z – NSW Election 2023

Make Climate the winner of the New South Wales state election not a political party

Why does the NSW state election matter?

State governments have enormous power over decisions that affect the climate.

Here in Australia, we will have to keep 95 per cent of coal and gas in the ground to have any hope of limiting warming to 1½ degrees. Yet in New South Wales, since the start of the Paris agreement, the Coalition Government has approved at least 23 coal and gas projects, which will emit six times the greenhouse gases that Australia currently emits in a year. The red back spider’s web we have uncovered in Climate Sentinal News strongly suggests that we will be even worse off for climate action with a government led by Dominic Perrottet. When the Paris agreement was signed, the United Nations climate chief, Christiana Figueres, said: “We must keep fossil fuels in the ground. A safe future has no space for any new fossil fuel extraction.”

Vote Climate One provides 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.

During the recent Federal Election, we prepared climate emergency voting guides for 151 electorates and eight senate tickets. We are now empowering the people of NSW to elect a majority of members in both houses of parliament who will act urgently on the climate crisis.

Rob Bakes

Rob Bakes

Vote Climate One

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. 

What can you do?

Up until the ballot draw you can research Green Light candidates and parties in your electorate page. Shortly after the ballot draw on Thursday March 9th you will be able to go to your electorate page and do a test run to practice making your vote for climate action more effective.

  • To vote with the greatest effect in the House of Assembly, fill in every box on your electorate ballot paper using the Traffic Light Voting Guide.
  • For your vote to have the maximum effect on the Legislative Council ballot paper use the Traffic Light Voting Guide to number every box above the line.

After March 9th a practical test and video will be available to help with your understanding how the Traffic Light System works in real time. You will be able to print your Electorate and Upper House Voting Guides. Using the Traffic Light Voting Instructions you can then fill in the blank boxes on each guide. Take all this to the voting booth and transfer the information directly onto your ballot paper for stress free voting.

If all this is too much trouble take your phone to the polling booth. Click on the link and bring up the Traffic Light Voting Guide for your electorate on the screen. Next step is to follow the instructions to promote climate action as you fill in the two ballot papers.

MUST SEE → How to fill out your ballot papers in minutes. Delivered by old codger Rob, with some assistance from the generation who will inherit the consequences of inaction on the climate emergency. https://vimeo.com/809426424

Climate Lens Traffic Light Assessment

What is the Traffic Light Voting System? How does Vote Climate One assess candidates and parties? Find out here…

Climate Sentinel News


It’s not all bad news!

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.

Rob Bakes

Rob Bakes

Passionate Activist

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

William P. Hall

Evolutionary Biologist

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.

We’re accepting volunteers for research and polling booth hand outs. If you would like to find out more send us an email.

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Vote Climate One
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Kyneton, VIC 3444


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