Shaping a coherent, responsible, and affordable energy policy while protecting our natural capital is vital to securing a cleaner, healthier, and safer Australia. Legislators are in a unique position to present credible and responsible solutions to climate challenges. We believe that time-tested principles can create energy security, boost our economy, and protect the environment.

The Coalition Climate Network was formed during the C4C National Climate Conference 2022 in Sydney. It was announced by Rt Hon David Cameron, proposed by Senator Dean Smith, moved by Senators David Van and Andrew McLachlan, and joined by many Liberal and National MPs. The group was created to develop a robust agenda of meetings and events to facilitate the gathering of legislators to put forward sensible ideas to tackle climate change.

Our objectives are to:

  • Foster energy independence by supporting technologies that reduce emissions.
  • Develop a national strategy to reduce global emissions and protect the environment through pro-growth and market-based solutions.
  • Create closer engagement among Australian and international like-minded legislators and experts.
  • Facilitate the participation of legislators at national and international meetings, conferences, and summits.

The Pledge

The members of the group signed the following declaration:

“I am proud to be part of the forum for Liberal and National legislators who support decarbonisation, nature restoration and resource security."

We support the following principles:

  • Enhancing the natural environment
  • Securing the future of regional areas
  • Promoting technologies and policies that reduce emissions and promote clean growth
  • Supporting actions that preserve species and oceans, reduce waste and tackle air pollution    

The Members


Hon Ted O'Brien MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Liberal Member for Fairfax

Hon Simon Birmingham, Liberal Senator for South Australia, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

Hon Jonathon Duniam, Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Shadow Minister for the Environment, Fisheries and Forestry

Perin Davey, Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Shadow Minister for Water, Shadow Minister for Emergency Management, Senator for NSW 

Hon Kevin Hogan MP, Nationals Member for Page, Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism

Dean Smith, Liberal Senator for Western Australia, Shadow Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury

David Van, Liberal Senator f or Victoria

Andrew McLachlan, Liberal Senator for South Australia

Ross Cadell, Nationals Whip in the Senate, National Senator for NSW

Hon Warren Entsch MP, LNP Member for Leichhardt

Hollie Hughes, Liberal Senator for NSW, Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy

Hon Michaelia Cash, Liberal Senator for Western Australia, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

Jacinta N Price, Country Liberal Party Senator for the Northern Territory

Richard Colbeck, Liberal Senator for Tasmania

Susan McDonald, Senator for Queensland, Shadow Minister for Resources, Shadow Minister for Northern Australia

Dr Anne Webster MP, Nationals Member for Mallee, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Development

Hon Linda Reynolds, Liberal Senator for Western Australia

Jenny Ware MP, Liberal Member for Hughes

James Stevens MP, Liberal Member for Sturt

Angie Bell MP, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Youth, Liberal Member for Moncrieff

Hon Luke Howarth MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Industry, Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel, Member for Petrie

Hon Melissa Price, Liberal Member for Durack, Opposition Whip, Deputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Rowan Ramsey MP, Liberal Member for Grey, Opposition Deputy Government Whip

Zoe McKenzie MP, Liberal Member for Flinders

Hon Anne Ruston, Senator for South Australia, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care, Shadow Minister for Sport

Hon Jane Hume, Senator for Victoria, Shadow Minister for Public Services, Shadow Minister for Finance, Shadow Special Minister for State

Hon David Coleman MP, Liberal Member for Banks



Hon James Griffin MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage, Member for Manly

Hon Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport, Member for Pittwater

Hon Victor Dominello MP,  Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Small Business, Fair Trading, Member for Ryde

Hon Mark Speakman MP, Attorney-General, Member for Cronulla

Hon Scott Farlow MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Leader of the House in the Legislative Council 

Hon Melinda Pavey MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Stronger Communities and Families, Nationals Members for  Oxley

Hon Ben Franklin MLC, Minister for Tourism, for the Arts, Aboriginal Affairs and Regional Youth, Member of the Nationals

Hon Shayne Mallard MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney

Felicity Wilson MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Member for North Shore


Matthew Guy MP, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Liberal Party in VIC, Member for Bulleen

David Southwick MP, Shadow Minister for CBD Recovery, for Jobs and Employment, for Small Business, Member for Caulfield

James Newbury MP, Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change, for Bay Protection, for Equality and Shadow Special Minister for State, Member for Brighton

Matthew Bath MP, Shadow Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Child Protection and Youth Justice, Youth Affairs, Member for Eastern Metropolitan

Cindy McLeish, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Economic Development, Regional Recovery, Sport and Tourism, Member for Eildon


Hon Sam O’Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Environment, The Great Barrier Reef, Science, Innovation and Youth, Liberal National Party Member for Bonney

Pat Weir MP, Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Liberal National Party Member for Condamine

Deb Frecklington MP, Shadow Minister for Water and the Construction of Dams, Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing


Elizabeth Lee MLA, ACT Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Canberra Liberals, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Economic Development, Tourism and Major Projects, Member for Kurrajong

Nicole Lawder MLA, Shadow Minister for Environment, Heritage and Water, Member for Brindabella

Peter Cain MLA, Shadow Attorney-General, Assistant Shadow Treasurer, Member for Ginninderra

South Australia

Hon Adam Marshall MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Homes and Infrastructure, Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands

Hon David Speirs MP, Leader of South Australian Liberal Party, Member for Black

Stephen Patterson MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Net Zero, Mining and Defence and Space Industries, Member for Morphett

Western Australia

Hon Mia Davies MLA, Leader of the Opposition 

Dr David Honey MLA, Leader of the Liberal Party of WA, Shadow Minister for Energy, Hydrogen, Science, Innovation and ICT, Water, Member for Cottesloe

Hon Tjorn Sibma MLC, Shadow Minister for Environment, MetroNet, Defence iNdustry, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Shane Love MLA, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Transport, Mines, Petroleum, Climate Action, Local Government 

Hon Martin Aldridge MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Regional Health, Road Safety, Volunteering, Regional Communications


Activities Planned for 2022-2023

COP28 Delegation

Following the success of COP26 and COP27, we are planning on attending COP28 in Dubai with a group of MPs to demonstrate Australia's commitment to sustainable agriculture, emissions reduction and achieving our Paris agreement commitments.

Creating Champions

C4C supports a core group of MPs that are championing conservation, motivating, and incentivising them to be more vocal on climate.

Roundtables, Meetings and Tours

Events to promote discussions, exchange ideas, and foster engagement to enhance knowledge and support the development of solutions.

State and National Conferences Program

Meetings for MPs during State and Federal Conferences, increasing the opportunity for MPs to meet and discuss climate-related issues.