Climate activists protest outside Angus Taylor's Camden office

Call for change: Jeanette Howie, Jess Augueiro (with Lachlan Axam and Sofia Augueiro), Alexis Axam and Fiona Treloar. Picture: Simon Bennett
Call for change: Jeanette Howie, Jess Augueiro (with Lachlan Axam and Sofia Augueiro), Alexis Axam and Fiona Treloar. Picture: Simon Bennett

A group of parents and grandparents fed up with Australia's lack of action on climate change took to the street in front of Angus Taylor's Camden office on Friday.

The demonstrators - members of Australian Parents for Climate Action - have sought an audience with the Hume MP but have so far been unsuccessful.

They are calling on the federal government to start making some genuine policies regarding climate change.

Camden South's Jeanette Howie, one of Friday's protesters, said she was scared of a future where Australia didn't make any moves to combat climate change.

"We've made submissions to Angus Taylor's office to ask him to attend the United Nations Climate Summit and give us an opportunity to meet with him, but we haven't been able to do that," she said.

"We're sick of waiting.

"I used to be a teacher, a science teacher, and we learnt about the same things we're dealing with now back in the 1970s.

"I don't want these same problems for my kids and grandkids in the future.

"The recent bushfires have been a wake-up call that we need to do more."

Ms Howie said the protest group was calling for the government to move towards making Australia reliant on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and producing zero carbon emissions by 2040.

"We need to move away from coal," she said.

"We should be sticking to the Paris Agreement [on climate change from 2016] and doing what we planned to do.

"I'd love our leadership to be more like New Zealand."

A spokeswoman for Mr Taylor - who is the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction - said "Minister Taylor has never refused to meet with the Australian Parents for Climate Action or any protest group".

"He is, and always has been, more than happy to meet with them and discuss their concerns," she said.

"When representatives of the group first approached his office they were advised that a meeting would be arranged at a mutually convenient time."

Mr Taylor's office, however, declined to expand on Mr Taylor's stance on climate change policy and whether or not he would take the protesters' concerns to Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Ms Howie encouraged other Macarthur residents who felt strongly about the need for greater climate action to contact their MPs and make sure their feelings were known.

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