We are one step closer to winning the campaign to Reserve Our Gas after a resolution of support was passed at the 2015 ACTU Congress. Now that all Australian Unions are behind the campaign, we are urging AWU members to email your MP to force sitting representatives to publicly back the policy.
The Reserve Our Gas campaign was launched last September to address skyrocketing gas prices. Australia is the only country in the world that allows unrestricted access to its gas markets. With exports set to increase from July, multinational gas companies will be able to attract the much higher global price for Australian gas, placing pressure on manufacturing jobs and household budgets.
Our campaign has gathered over 14,000 petition signatures and a widespread media presence. Organisers have spoken about the campaign at hundreds of worksites around the country, and thousands of Australians have engaged with Reserve Our Gas online through a targeted social media strategy. A bipartisan alliance of supporters includes Federal and State MPs, Unions, businesses, local councils and activist groups.
We need to target sitting MPs in the lead up to the 47th Australian Labor Party National Conference next month. Domestic gas reservation will be high on the agenda, with AWU members passing motions of support in their local ALP branches across the country.
To get involved please contact your local delegate or organiser. Together we can Reserve Our Gas.