Local group’s meetings, events and updates

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Last updated December 2018. Next update January 2019.


Perth special event! “An Evening with the IPCC in Perth”, Thursday 21st  March 7 – 9pm. A public event hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby at which 3 authors/contributors to IPCC 1.5°C report will give presentations followed by Q&A. South Perth Community Centre.

Conferences and workshops! New South Wales & ACT | Western Australia |More to come …

Lobbying update! In our December blog post and newsletter we reported that Centre Alliance MP, Rebekha Sharkie, had announced in a speech in the House of Representatives that she and Independent MP, Dr Kerryn Phelps would co-chair a Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action (PFOCA) group. Read it here. CCL has been advocating such a group as a safe forum for constructive dialogue on climate solutions for some time. We’ve known for a while there was support from individual politicians fairly widely across the political spectrum for this concept. Rebekha Sharkie said in a media statement that another 27 Federal MPs have signed up for the group! We have yet to hear who but look forward to a formal launch in coming weeks.

Over recent weeks, CCL volunteers have met with a number of elected representatives from both major parties who we considered might be interested in joining, or encouraging others to join. We are hoping that there is still time before an election is called to establish a truly non-partisan Parliamentary Friends group with support and members from both major parties as well as the cross-bench.


Coordinators Peter Todd and Jodie Green

ACT Area: *Now includes Monaro* Second Saturday 12.30 – 3 pm. Contact Jodie 0435 743 537 (text) Green jodie@ccl.org.au (MeetUp)

Berowra Area Groups: First Monday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Hornsby Heights or Cherrybrook Contact Dennys Angove angove@optushome.com.au 

Illawarra Area Groups: Contact Peter Todd 0414 383 350 peterrelcmlube@gmail.com or Tom Hunt 0438 254 679  hunttomj@gmail.com First Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Master Builders Club (downstairs) Wollongong

Inner Sydney Area Groups: Fourth Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA, 280 Pitt St) Contact brian@ccl.org.au (MeetUp)

North Sydney + Hills District Area Groups: Second Saturday. 1 – 4 pm Lane Cove or Baulkham Hills. Contact Darshini 0404 848 058 darshinij@hotmail.com

Northern Beaches Area: Contact Nigel (Northern Beaches Climate Action Network) nigelphoward@gmail.com

Southern Sydney Area Groups: Contact  george@ccl.org.au Second Sunday 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Oatley RSL & Community Club Ltd, 23 Letitia St, Oatley NSW 2223, Australia (Map) (MeetUp) (Lunch from 1:15)

Southern NSW Area: Moruya and surrounds Contact southernsandpiper@gmail.com

NEW! Western Sydney Area:  Contact peterrelcmlube@gmail.com Parramatta


NSW and ACT Federal Parliamentary Liaisons Update

CCL ACT area teams have met the members of the house of representatives (MHRs) and/or the advisor(s) for federal seats of Canberra, Fenner and Monaro plus Senator Seselja and will soon request a meeting with Senator Smith and start preparing a summer intern program as part of hosting a regional conference in February.

CCL NSW teams have met with the members of the house of representatives (MHRs) or the advisor(s) for the federal seats of New England, Hunter, Berowra, Dobell, Newcastle, Shortland, Mackellar, North Sydney, Parramatta, Mitchell, Wentworth, Kingsford Smith, Grayndler, Watson, Fowler, Cook, Hughes, Macarthur, Cunningham, Whitlam, Eden-Monaro, Gilmore plus Senators &/or the advisor(s) of NSW Senators Payne, Rhiannon, McAllister and Fierravanti-Wells; and is currently requesting a meeting with the Hon Angus Taylor MP for Hume and Minister for Energy, with Julian Leeser MP Berowra and with Craig Laundy MP for Reid.

Western Australia 

Coordinators Joyce Erceg and Rod Mitchell

Canning Area: Contact joyce@ccl.org.au

Perth Area: Contact rod.mitchell5@gmail.com

Tangney Area Groups: Last Monday of the month, contact petersamson27@gmail.com

Great Southern Area: NEW!! Meeting location, dates and times TBA, contact rod@ccl.org.au or joyce@ccl.org.au

WA Federal Parliamentary Liaisons Update

CCL WA has met with members of the house of representatives (MHRs) or the advisor(s) for federal seats of Durack, Pearce, Moore, Curtin, Tangney, Swan, Burt, Fremantle, Hasluck, Canning and O’Connor; advisor(s) for and/or Senators Cash, Cormann, Siewert, Steele-John and Smith; and is currently requesting a meeting with Rick Wilson MP O’Connor.


Coordinators Nell Azuri and Heidi Edmonds

Brisbane Area Groups: Fourth Saturday Contact heidi@ccl.org.au 

Sunshine Coast Area: Contact nell@ccl.org.au

Queensland Federal Parliamentary Liaisons Update

CCL Qld has met with members of the house of representatives (MHRs) and/or the advisor(s) for the federal seats of Maranoa, Herbert, Flynn, Fisher, Lilley, Griffith, Bonner, Moreton, Rankin, Groom and Forde; advisors of or Senators the Hon Canavan, Ketter, Moore and Chisholm; recently met again with Mr Graham Perrett and Mr Wayne Swan; and will soon meet with LNP MHR for Brisbane, Mr Trevor Evans.

Northern Territory 

Do you live in the Northern Territory and want help out or meet your MPs on climate in 2019? Please contact Jodie or Howard at info@ccl.org.au

Northern Territory Parliament Update
CCL has met with the member of the house of representatives (MHR) for Lingiari, the Hon Warren Snowdon, and is requesting a meeting with ALP Senator Malarndirri McCarthy.

South Australia  

Coordinator Jim Allen 
Adelaide Area Groups: Boothby, Hindmarsh, Sturt and more. Second Saturday 12:30 pm Contact Jim Allen jimallen54@ymail.com
Mt Barker Area: Mayo Contact Jim Allen jimallen54@ymail.com

SA Federal Parliamentary Liaisons Update
In 2018 the CCL SA team has met with members of the house of representatives (MHRs) or the advisor(s) for federal seats of Grey, Mayo, Boothby and Port Adelaide; with advisors or SA Senators the Hon Birmingham, Patrick, Storer and Senator the Hon Wong; recently met again with Hon Mark Butler’s office; and will attend the ALP conference in Adelaide in December; and is aiming to meet with MP for Kingston, Ms Amanda Rishworth in early 2019.


Coordinators Millie Black and Makira Vann 
Melbourne Area Groups: Contact Millie millie@ccl.org.au  Makira makira@ccl.org.au

Bendigo Area: Contact Warwick warwick@ccl.org.au

Ballarat Area: Contact Glenn glenntamblyn@gmail.com

Victoria Parliamentary Liaisons Update
CCL Vic has met with the members of the house of representatives (MHRs) or the advisor(s) for the seats of Mallee, Murray, Scullin, Melbourne, Gellibrand, Melbourne, Wills, Batman, Kooyong, Menzies, Bruce, Indi, and McMillan; with advisors / Senators Rice, Carr, Di Natale, Hinch and Kitching; and is currently requesting a further meeting with Senator Hinch.


Do you live in Tasmania and want help out in 2019? Please contact Jodie or Howard at info@ccl.org.au

Tasmanian Federal Parliament Update
CCL has met with the MHR or their advisor for the federal seats of Bass, Braddon, Denison; Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Senator Lisa Singh and Senator Catryna Bilyk; and is booked to meet with ALP Senator for Tasmania Lisa Singh again in Canberra on Nov 26.