WWF-Australia today appealed to Brisbane Airport for a “fair go”, asking the airport to reverse its ban on the #onmyagenda climate change billboard featuring Aussie farmer David Bruer.
WWF-Australia said it would launch a “fair go” petition for people to sign “calling on Brisbane airport to overturn its decision to run the billboard before world leaders fly in ahead of G20 talks commencing Saturday, November 15.”
Farmer David Bruer will fly to Brisbane to hand-deliver the petition to Airport authorities.
“Farmers like David are on the frontlines of global warming,” WWF CEO Dermot O’Gorman said.
“Last year David Bruer lost $25,000 worth of grapes in one day when temperatures soared to 46C. His story deserves to be shared with G20 leaders.”
Brisbane Airport created headlines when it banned a billboard featuring David and the words “Action on climate change is #onmyagenda, please put it on yours” for being ‘too political’.
#onmyagenda is an international campaign backed by nine organisations which aims to have climate change included as a stand-alone issue at the G20.
Since the ban it’s been reported in the media that the airport has accepted fossil fuel ads and the Queensland Government Reef Facts ads – both considered by many to be political.
Mr O’Gorman said: “We’re appealing to Brisbane Airport to embrace one of Australia’s greatest traditions – a “fair go”.
“So we say to the airport ‘do the right thing and let us run our billboard’
“Climate change should be a stand-alone item at the G20 meeting – just as it was at the previous eight G20 summits.
“Come on Brisbane Airport, give us a fair go,” Mr O’Gorman said.
The public can go to www.onmyagenda.org to tweet G20 leaders and can go to www.earthhour.org.au to sign the petition.
Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.