March 27, 2023

Parliamentary Friends for Future Generations

Parliamentary Friendship Groups for the 47th Parliament are formally recognised by the Presiding Officers. Their recognition lasts for the term of Parliament.

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for parliamentarians to meet and interact with the work of Foundations for Tomorrow on matters relating to the emerging global movement for an intergenerational lens on policy development, and the growing imperative for Australia to overcome short-term policy development in favour of long-term governance.

Earlier this year, Jack Hayes, Dr. Elise Stephenson and Mikhara Ramsing attended Parliament House representing EveryGen for the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Future Generations, organised and spearheaded by Taylor Dee Hawkins.

The conversations being had – about intergenerational justice, environmental integrity, democratic health, a clean and just energy transition, and many more – are long overdue. It is deeply exciting to see a real appetite for this topic from a cohort of our parliamentarians.

This is just the first of many meetings, and we’re looking forward to seeing some real action in this space.