Independent hopeful of pushing carbon zero | The Canberra Times

Independent hopeful of pushing carbon zero |  The Canberra Times

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The former CEO of two high-profile charities will push for more action on the climate in a competition for the federal seat in North Sydney against Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman. When Kylea Tink announced her candidacy on Saturday, nearby voters used Warringah as an example of how independents can shake traditional liberal seats. “We know that just like in neighboring Warringah, only an independent can take this message loud and clear to Canberra and stop the paralysis of the major parties,” she said. Independent Zali Steggall defeated former Prime Minister Tony Abbott to win Warringah on a platform that largely focused on climate change in 2019. Referring to a YouGov poll for the Australian Conservation Foundation, Tink said North Sydney voters were the third strongest supporter of climate action in the country, with 72 percent of voters believing the government should do more. “We should be leading, not limping and halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030,” she said. “Moving quickly to a carbon-free economy is a historic opportunity to secure our future prosperity and jobs for our children.” Tink was CEO of the McGrath Foundation before leading Children’s Cancer Charity Camp Quality. Australian Associated Press

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