Minister John-Paul Langbroek: Support Climate Science Education by ignoring the LNP Motion
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Minister John-Paul Langbroek
Queensland Government

Minister John-Paul Langbroek: Support Climate Science Education by ignoring the LNP Motion

    1. Ahri Tallon
    2. Petition by

      Ahri Tallon

      Mackay, Australia

The Liberal National Party in Queensland have passed a motion to remove 'environmental education' and 'climate science' from the education system in Queensland.

We need to make sure that the Newman Government does not act on this motion and remove funding for environmental education or remove sustainability education from the curriculum.

Premier Newman needs to hear loud and clear that the Queensland community value a school system that teaches science in line with the latest peer-reviewed research, not in line with political ideology or vested interests.

Join us in telling Campbell Newman and education Minister John-Paul Langbroek to disregard this outrageous political motion and continue the strong tradition of sustainability education in Queensland schools. 

Instead of cutting funding for environmental education, the Queensland government should invest more money into the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative, which continues to directly provide skills and solutions to environmental problems for our students.

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    1. Potentially meeting Minister's advisor - but we're still being fobbed off!

      Ellen Sandell
      Petition Organizer

      We have been told that the Minister won't meet with us but that we can meet with his advisor. However, repeated calls to his office have yet to receive a reply! We've notified the media of this and will keep you informed.

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. We've already got over 1,000 petition signatures, so we've upped our target

      Ellen Sandell
      Petition Organizer

      More signatures helps to put the pressure on the Premier and Education Minister to meet with us and clarify the Qld Government's position on this issue

    4. Meeting Still Not Granted

      Ahri Tallon
      Petition Organizer

      The Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek still has not responded to the Australian Education for Sustainability Alliances request for a meeting with him so he can clarify the Queensland governments policy position.

      Please help us share the petition through email, facebook, twitter and any other means possible so he knows that he needs to respond now!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Denice Hutchinson AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      As stated in the preamble to The Earth Charter (2000): 'We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future'. We need to rapidly transform our unsustainable global system into a sustainable system. This can only be achieved through sustainability education, and it is vital that this be retained in our curricula.

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    • Susan Tierney DALBY, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Let scientists decided what is science!

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    • paul wigton KEENESBURG, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is importsant because regardless of it being in Australia, or the SA, this kind of ignorance just makes the planet dumber!

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    • Troy Young AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      As an Educator it is important to allow our students to have a balanced perspective in all things.

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    • Kyle Bush BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      How can this be a legitimate motion in the parliament of Australia?

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