How will the petition work?

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From January through to July 2017, churches, schools, businesses and other community groups will gather petitions in their local electorate. This coincides with the Government’s review of its “Emissions Reduction Fund” climate policies.

One person will act as a Principal Petitioner for each electorate.

At the end of June, all groups will return the signatures they have collected to the Principal Petitioner for their electorate.

During July and August, Principal Petitioners will coordinate with Petition Organisers in their electorate to hand the petition over to their MP and call on him or her to present it in Parliament. In this way, we'll have 150 petitions being presented during the same period for powerful effect.

In November, as the international climate conference begins, we will hold a coordinated media event to highlight public support for stronger action to tackle climate change.

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