Join with Greenpeace for a coal-free future
The Australian coal industry’s contribution to the economy is rapidly shrinking – even as its contribution towards global warming is spiralling out of control. The coal industry claims to be an indispensable part of the economy and labour market, but the truth is very different.
Although the amount of coal Australia produces continues to increase, albeit slower than expected, its economic contribution and significance to Australia’s economy is diminishing rapidly. For every tonne of coal produced Australia is receiving less income, fewer jobs, and lower royalties and taxes. The industry’s contribution to the national GDP has dropped by 55% since 2008/9.
As production of Australian coal increases, so too does the environmental harm. On current projections, the carbon emissions exported in Australian coal will soon overtake the carbon exported in Saudi Arabian oil. Even if Australia meets the 2030 domestic emissions reduction commitment it made in the Paris agreement, the carbon saved will be wiped out seven times over by increased coal exports.
Off the north-east coast of Australia, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders is at threat from the coal mining industry and in urgent need of your help. If the coal industry gets its wish, huge coal reserves in central Queensland will be opened up for mining and millions of tonnes of seafloor will be dredged in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area to construct massive coal port expansions. Hundreds more coal ships will pass through the Reef, heightening the risk of accidents and oil spills and negatively impacting coral at a time when the health of the Reef is already in decline.
Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.
Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!
We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.
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How you can help
Thousands of amazing animals depend on the reef for survival. They can’t defend themselves against the coal industry —but you can. Your generous donation could help to save the Great Barrier Reef from the devastating effects of coal-fuelled climate change.