New coal, Scott Morrison? Are you kidding us?!
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on the brink of locking us into a climate disaster. Facing huge pressure from the National Party, Morrison is poised to fund a set of destructive new fossil fuel projects, including a brand new coal-fired power station.1
New coal would be a disaster for our climate. These men's twisted ideology is an urgent and tangible threat to our future. While floods and fires rage and homes are wiped out from climate chaos, these men are trying to lock us into an unliveable future.
But while Canavan and Joyce continue their pro-coal tantrum, a slew of Coalition MPs know these very same antics are going to cost them their seats. They are watching on from marginal seats, knowing every time the likes of Joyce and Canavan open their mouths, crucial swing voters are turning away.
So let's make it hurt them. While Scott Morrison decides whether to cave in to the Nationals and lock us into a coal-burdened future, we'll throw everything we've got at them in all the right places – with ads outdoors and on phones, on the radio waves and in shop fronts.
Staring down the barrel of electoral defeat, Morrison is desperate to please his friends in the Nationals, but their cooked coal addiction will cost them.
We can make new coal as toxic to their election prospects as it is to our atmosphere.
• Blanket Queensland's airwaves in ads highlighting climate damage like the current drought and its links to coal;
• Support big Town Hall events in capital cities to gather volunteers and make our anti-coal election effort huge;
• Deliver a powerful targeted digital advertising strategy in the electorates that will hurt Morrison the most;
• Produce outdoor advertising like billboards in marginal seats; and
• Make GetUp's huge electoral campaign to get hard right blockers out of parliament even bigger.
If we can go after the Government's vote-losing coal rhetoric in all the right places, we can terrify Coalition MPs and force Morrison to back away from this last-ditch desperate coal bid.
We've just seen hundreds of thousands of young people marching in the streets for their future, and these men are callously trying to dig up and burn more coal to sate their own vested interests. Together we'll make the prospect of new coal as toxic as coal itself in their electorates with an unmissable campaign they won't be able to ignore.
For our future. For our climate.
Sam R, for the GetUp team
 'NSW coal plant among a dozen energy projects in line for taxpayer funds', SBS News, 27 March 2019