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Where would we be without our warrior women, Knitting Nannas Against Gas Lismore?

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas Lismore will be in action outside Kevin Hogan MP’s Lismore Office in Molesworth Street today at 8.30am.

Nannas will be putting the heat under Mr Hogan, and the Federal government, to ‘Fund Our Future Not Gas’.

SpokesNanna Louise Somerville of Lismore Knitting Nannas said that the Nannas object to the Federal government plans for a ‘gas led recovery’. ‘This is keeping us on a fossil fuel trajectory.

‘A whopping $12 billion in taxes is given every year to the fossil fuel sector in subsidies, approximately $468 for every Australian.

The action is in support of the Knitting Nannas National Campaign running from April 22 to
May 2, to urge the federal government to ‘Fund Our Future Not Gas’.

‘We want the Morrison Government to address the threat that climate change poses to the
people of Australia, and the planet,’ says Nana Lou. ‘Australia’s annual average temperature has already increased by 1.44 degrees Celsius since 1910. Rising temperatures spell disaster for people and wildlife in coastal and bushfire prone areas and threatens our food and water security.’

The Nannas say that throughout the pandemic the Commonwealth Government responded to science and co-operated with other tiers of government to act in the best interests of the Australian people.

For that the Nannas thank them.

The Nannas now urge the government to again be led by science, innovation and education and to urgently develop a plan to transition away from fossil fuels.

‘Climate Scientists have been warning us for years that rising global temperatures lead to extreme weather events. These events are set to become more extreme and more prevalent without an urgent reduction in emissions. We need to act now.

‘Burning fossil fuels leads to increased greenhouse gasses. Renewables have proven to
be the cheapest way to reduce emissions. We demand a targeted commitment to attain
Net Zero Emissions by 2030 and a detailed road map to get there,’ said Louise. ‘We need a positive and bright future for our children and grandchildren. Scott Morrison and his ministers have a responsibility to protect the Australian people from Climate Change which includes not spending the kiddies’ inheritance on gas.’

The Knitting Nannas will be knitting up a ‘Bright Future’ to remind Mr Hogan that the national regulator, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), does not support a gas
-led recovery. The AEMO manages and maintains the country’s electricity and gas sys-
tems.

If you are driving past Kevin Hogan’s office today, make some noise in support of the Nannas.


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