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
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.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
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
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 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
At the UN climate change summit in Poland David Attenborough spoke of the dire situation we are putting ourselves in if we do not respond to the climate emergency hard and fast. Go to the peoples seat here to have your say.
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
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. Image credit http://www.byronevents.net/mullumbimby/index.html