AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
PLENARY 3

Day 2

2:00PM – 3:10PM
MAIN STAGE

DEMOCRACY REBOOT

POLITICS FIT FOR THE EMERGENCY CHALLENGE

After three decades of inaction from successive governments across both sides of politics, what has brought Australian democracy to such a low point and how it might be reversed to enable a climate emergency response?

Peter GarrettFormer Federal Minister for Environment
Zali SteggallFederal Member for Warringah
John Hewson – Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia

Moderated by Kerry O’Brien – Journalist & Commentator



SESSION

SPEAKERS

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Kerry

O’brien

“The world is seriously lagging behind what needs to be done, we know that because that is the science.“
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Kerry O’Brien


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Peter

Garrett

“If we fail to act now, Australians will be hostage to external and increasingly unpredictable events of an order of magnitude and seriousness of threat most reasonably compared to war.”
POLITICS & SOCIAL CHANGE

Peter Garrett


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Zali

Steggall

“It’s ridiculous that climate change policy and our long-term sustainability questions are considered ‘left-leaning’, because climate is everybody’s future.”
POLITICS & POLICY

Zali Steggall


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John

Hewson

“Declaring a climate emergency in Australia almost goes without saying. Climate was an emergency some 30 years ago.”
ECONOMICS & RESEARCH

John Hewson


Costa

Georgiadis

MEDIA & EDUCATION

Costa Georgiadis