I SINCERELY thank Cathy McGowan for her decision to support the carbon tax.
I am proud to have a representative in Parliament who has demonstrated such integrity, courage, and intellect when balancing the views of her constituents with the findings and recommendations of the independent experts.
We urgently need all levels of government, especially the federal government, to now follow Ms McGowan’s example.
This year, our planet’s carbon emissions have exceeded the level deemed “safe” by the international scientific community.
In layman’s terms, we can already see what that means.
The reality of an unsafe planet is unfolding before us — rapidly and mercilessly.
Ms McGowan’s decision shows the federal government what it truly means to “represent the people”� on the issue of climate change.
It means ensuring that all of us — including those still too young to vote — have a planet in which to live.
I look forward to our member for Indi continuing to show such leadership.
— SARAH MAYES,