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Personal letter to Minister Malcolm Turnbull

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull
Minister for Communications
PO Box 6022, House of Representatives
Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600


Dear Minister,

Doing something about climate change matters a great deal to me.

I am disturbed and angry to learn that the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is to be reviewed again and that Dick Warburton, a climate sceptic, will head the review. I expected more of a government in which you were involved. I urge you to reject any change to the RET.

The whole purpose of the target is to address climate change by bringing more renewable energy into our electricity supply in a gradual, predictable fashion that encourages investment.

The Coalition has promised at the two most recent elections to retain the target. I expect the Government to honour all its climate promises.

I would like the target of 41,000 gigawatt hours of renewable energy by 2020 (about 26 per cent) to be increased, so that we can move faster on climate change.

I understand that the present target is costing the average household about an extra dollar a week for electricity. I am more than happy to pay this small charge to clean up our power.

Yours sincerely,

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[To sign this letter, come to Eastern Park on 27 April between 11am and 1pm]

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