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Duty Of Care Bill

Have your say...


Submissions due 23 November 2023


The Federal Parliament, for the first time, is considering a Bill to implement a duty of care to young people to take our health and wellbeing into account when making decisions that could impact the climate. This Bill is before the Senate Committee on Environment and Communications for inquiry.

And you have a chance to make your voice heard in this important conversation, by making a submission to the inquiry.

Don't be intimidated by the word "submission"

Submissions are usually written and can be provided in any format or style. Some submissions will be made publicly available. Submissions benefit both the public and decision-makers. They provide an evidence base for public interest organisations, policy makers and others to use in advocating for their cause, amending plans or conducting inquiries.". In lot's of ways it is like writing a letter. 

We think this is a great opportunity for parents and kids to make their voices heard. Here is how you can do it:


Use this simple guide to making a submission: link

Upload your own submission at the webpage here:

If you have trouble making your submission, have a question, or want to talk about the inquiry, please call the Environment and Communications Committee’s secretariat on +61 2 6722 3526, or email on [email protected]


More resources

Click here to access resources for teachers and parents:



Click here to join a "writeshop" webinar On Sunday, 19 November:

Click here to amplify your impact and send your submission to your local federal politician:


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