On 23 August, Frank Rivoli, Michael Howson and Mark Carter met with Maria Vamvakinou, federal MP for Calwell, in her electorate office at 11am for half an hour.
Mark spoke on global warming, aircraft emissions, pollution. He made the point that supporting a third runway at Melbourne Airport will increase emissions and not reduce. Maria was of the opinion that emissions will come down and aviation is not a significant source of emissions. She was unaware that flight emissions were a significant contributor to climate change, and agreed to have Mark prepare for her briefing notes on the issue.
A copy of our presentation was sent to her.