What the heck, Plibersek?

“We voted for climate action. Not new coal and gas mines.”

On 5 October 2023, Tipping Point wrote in their newsletter:

This week Prime Minister Anthony Albanese warned Australians to be prepared for a ‘horror’ summer ahead [1], with extreme heat and destructive bushfires already starting to take hold across the continent.

In light of this, you would think our new Labor Government, elected with a mandate to act on the climate crisis, would be doing everything in its power to protect our communities from climate disasters. But they are not. 

We have been absolutely blown away by the 200+ people in our movement who have supported us to keep the What the heck Plibersek? billboard up outside Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s office for an extra two weeks. And so far, we have raised two thirds of our goal of $15,000! 

But we need your help to make it to the finish line and keep this cheeky billboard staring Minister Plibersek in the face for the next couple of weeks.

Can you chip in today to help us keep the pressure up on Minister Plibersek to stop approving new coal and gas mines?

The next few weeks are critical because right now, the minister has 25 coal mines seeking approval on her desk. With enough funds we can make sure Plibersek gets our message loud and clear right as she has to make these decisions – we want real climate action. 

Every new coal and gas project puts Australians at increased risk of deadly fires and floods, contributes to devastating climate disasters beyond our shores, and accelerates the loss of our precious wildlife and natural environments such as the Great Barrier Reef. 

“If 100 people chip in just $5 each, we will raise another $5,000 and reach our goal – sending the Labor government a strong message that the Australian public won’t stand for political spin and blatant inaction on the climate crisis!”


Our communities are bracing for another summer of devastating climate impacts. It’s time for the Labor Government to stop adding fuel to the fire. 

In hope and solidarity, 

on behalf of the Tipping Point team (the organisation that supports #StopAdani and Move Beyond Coal)

PS. We know times are tough and for some of us, even $5 is a stretch too far. If you’re not in a position to donate, we completely understand. But if you have the means to help us take on our government’s inaction on the climate crisis, please chip in.

[1] The Guardian, 3 October 2023