Here is my letter that I just sent off.
Subject: Action on Climate Change.
Dear Prime Minister Gillard,
As a member of your electorate of Lalor, I congratulate you on your appointment as Prime Minister of Australia today.
However, I would like to bring to your attention the promise of action on climate change that was made by the Labor party preceding the last election. I, as many Australians are, was extremely disappointed when the previous PM dropped the CPRS, and replaced it with a big fat nothing. It seemed to me that your party was all talk and spin, with little real commitment to put a price on carbon.
I believe that a price on carbon would fundamentally change the way the current economy works, giving people and corporations a huge incentive to green up their act, and start taking decisive action on reducing carbon emissions. We have seen the effects of climate change in this country already, with the scientific community, including your own Chief Scientist, calling for action on this, the greatest single issue of our time. Your fellow Australians are expecting this decisive action, and soon, or we will all be suffering the consequences of our inaction.
Melton West, Victoria