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Outspoken NSW preacher heads climate party – The Canberra Times

By |2019-04-18T08:09:42+10:00April 18th, 2019|ICAN|

Outspoken NSW preacher Rod Bower is spearheading a new political party which he hopes will put an end to divisive politics and lead to serious action on climate change.

The Anglican leader has achieved notoriety using the sign outside his Central Coast Anglican church to criticise Australia’s detention, climate and social policies.

His campaign against right-wing politics became national news when he branded then-immigration minister Peter Dutton “a sodomite” after the Queensland MP suggested detained asylum seekers were economic migrants.

Fr Bower hopes to win an upper house seat in May’s federal election as part of Independents for Climate Action Now – a party which wants to work with both sides of politics to push Australia towards renewable energy.

ICAN in the news

By |2019-04-18T08:12:07+10:00April 17th, 2019|ICAN|

We were published on Monday 15th April in the 7 news.

“Climate change is the greatest human rights issue we will face in this century,” he told AAP while launching the party in Sydney on Monday.

Fr Rod Bower at a press conference announcing his bid for a Senate spot.
Fr Rod Bower at a press conference announcing his bid for a Senate spot.Image: Paul Braven/AAP

“Unless we get this right, it doesn’t matter what else we get right.”

ICAN see itself as a circuit breaker in Canberra appealing to voters who want science to trump the divided and paralysed major parties.

“We hope to bring a less divisive spirit into the parliament,” Bower said, adding he’d work with any party who supported “good climate policy”.

“We want to draw the left and the right of politics together to inform good climate policy and good social policy so we can move forward as a people.”

ICAN members are bound only by a requirement to observe scientific findings, particularly about climate change, founder Jim Tait says.

“Beyond the binding climate policy, we are a party of allied independents,” the NSW Senate candidate told AAP.

“Our representatives are free to pursue what policies are in the best interest of their constituents.”

Read the full article here.

Independents for Climate Action Now – ICAN – Registration Approved on 9th April 2019

By |2019-04-17T15:57:27+10:00April 14th, 2019|ICAN|

We’re proud to announce ICAN’s official launch!

Monday 15th April at 10.30 am at Mrs Macquaries Chair, adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.
If you are in the area, we invite you to join us at this iconic location and meet our NSW Candidates, whilst enjoying one of Sydney’s most stunning views.
Candidates, Rod Bower, Jim Tait, Annette Schneider and some of the ICAN team will be there and we would love the opportunity to meet and thank you personally, for your support.

We’d be delighted to share this great moment with you!

Jim Tait – ICAN Founder

By |2019-03-27T14:21:23+10:00March 27th, 2019|Candidates|

Jim Tait is an Environmental Scientist, Freshwater Ecologist and Consultant with 32 years experience within Industry, Government and the Community. Based in the Northern Rivers NSW Jim is a family man and nature lover.
Jim has a past as an environmental campaigner and has also managed National Assessments of Australia’s Terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health. Jim first became fully aware of the severity of the threat posed by climate change during the preparation of a National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy in 2004.

ICAN Registration Submitted

By |2019-02-02T11:51:44+10:00January 9th, 2019|ICAN|

Great News People! We finally got our registration complete and submitted to the AEC on 9th Jan 2019.
Looking forward to getting more candidates approved and getting their profiles on the website soon.

Thanks for your amazing support. Together we can turn this ship around!!

Read the Echo article here

Pictured from right to left: Jim Tait – ICAN Founder and Leader, Lois Genis – ICAN Treasurer, Susie Handran-Smith – ICAN Secretary

ICAN Public Meeting on Tuesday 11th December 6.30-8.30pm Mullumbimby

By |2018-12-08T14:10:46+10:00December 8th, 2018|ICAN|

ICAN Australia has passed the 500 member threshold in a little over a month since our formation. We are now holding our first public meeting in Mullumbimby to elect Executive Committee and welcome new members.
We look forward to meeting you there.

Where:  Uniting Church Hall, Dally Street Mullumbimby. (opposite Meadows Medical Centre).
When: Tuesday 11th December 6.30-8.30pm

We reached 400 Members over the weekend

By |2018-12-03T10:12:34+10:00December 3rd, 2018|ICAN|

Thanks to the mega efforts of our dedicated volunteers, ICAN membership passed 400 over the weekend. This means we are on the home stretch!! Only 150 more to reach our goal of 550 members.
If we can all ask 3 people if they would like to join (remembering membership is free and there is no commitment to do anything – unless you want to) we should reach our goal of 550 members before December 17th and begin our registration process with the Australian Electoral Commission.
Thank you to everyone who has joined so far. The momentum is building!

Sign up at the Mullum farmers markets on Friday

By |2018-11-23T06:41:54+10:00November 22nd, 2018|ICAN|

ICAN will have a table at the Mullumbimby Farmers Markets where you can join us this Friday. We need 550 members by Mid December if we are to register with the Australian Electoral Commission in time for the next Federal election. Come along and have a chat. Help recruit new members. ICAN is a grass roots political party. We welcome every bit of support.

ICAN Independents for Climate Action Now


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