How You Can Help
All Petitions to the federal House of Representatives must be pen and ink original signatures on paper.
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD
Download the petition form here:
This petition is available in 7 other language versions:
Turkish | Vietnamese | Arabic | Italian | Greek | Mandarin | Spanish
Print the number of pages you might need to collect as many signatures as you can. Every page has space for 15 signatures.
STEP 2: SIGN
Start with your own signature, then gather signatures from your household, family and friends.
STEP 3: ADDITIONAL SIGNATURES
Take it to your neighbours and workmates, playgroup, sports team, faith community, book club, men’s shed, kindergarten or school committee, land care group – in fact any and every community group or organisation you belong to!
STEP 4: SEND
Mail the signed petition to:
The Victorian Women’s Trust
Level 9, 313 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mail by 30 August 2015, but preferably as soon as you have collected signatures!
STEP 5: SHARE
Share the link to this website through your social media networks. Email it. Facebook it. Tweet it.
What’s the best way to introduce the petition to people?
Be simple and straight forward and simply ask: Are you worried about climate change? If they say yes, tell them about the petition and ask them to consider signing. If they say no, say ‘Fair enough’ and change the topic of conversation, or move on and ask someone else.
Don’t try to convince people who don’t believe that climate change is an urgent problem. The aim is to give a voice to those who do. There are more of us than you think.
If people say it won’t make any difference, tell them that change comes about when people act together. From little things big things grow.
If you don’t have a computer and printer, contact us at the Victorian Women’s Trust and we will send you hard copies of the petition at your request:
03 9642 0422
What will happen to the Monster Petition?
We have already drawn national and international media attention to the petition prior to and during the meeting of the G20 Summit in Brisbane in mid November 2014.
We then submitted it to the Federal Parliament on 3 December during the last parliamentary session for 2014.
Each instalment of our petition goes to the Petitions Committee Secretariat where signatures are checked to remove ‘Donald Ducks’ and people signing more than once. It then goes to the Petitions Committee which forwards it to the Speaker for tabling in Parliament. The petition is then referred to the relevant minister who usually responds in some form.
Because the petition has to be tabled and referred to the Minister, a petition to the House of Representatives cannot simply be ignored as can happen with open letters or petitions to a minister.
Please join us. Let’s make our voices heard.
If you are using a Mac computer and are having trouble downloading the Petition, please right click on the ‘Download’ button and select ‘Save linked file as...’ Save the Petition to a location on your Mac, and open it from there.