Petition backs climate emergency

Haines welcomes student’s advocacy
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HIGH NUMBERS: Adam Bandt (Melbourne), Rebekha Sharkie (Mayo), Zali Steggall (Warringah), petitioner Noah Bell, Andrew Wilkie (Clark) and Helen Haines (Indi) in the Senate courtyard ahead of the presentation of Noah Bell’s record-breaking climate petition.

INDI MP Helen Haines and her crossbench colleagues have welcomed the largest ever e-petition tabled in parliament, a climate emergency petition created by a 23 year old Sydney student.

Dr Haines joined cross-benchers Zali Steggall (Warringah), Andrew Wilkie (Clark), Rebekha Sharkie (Mayo) and Adam Bandt (Melbourne) last week to acknowledge Noah Bell’s initiative that attracted 404,538 signatories in just a few weeks.

“It’s fantastic that Noah’s stepped forward and brought more than 404,000 Australians with him,” Dr Haines said.

“As a rural Australian representing a rural electorate, I know that if we’d acted 30 years ago we’d not be facing the climate emergency that we’re facing today.

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