The passion is high on both sides of the Climate Change fence with 15,500 Submissions received for the Climate Change Commission’s first draft advice to the Government. Submissions closed last weekend. Climate Change Commission Chief Executive Jo Hendy says their role is to provide the advice, but its up to the Government to develop the strategy and take action. Many responses were from representative groups, who bundled submissions on behalf of large numbers of members. Jo Hendy says In some cases, single emails included template submissions from thousands of people. During the consultation phase, the Commission team attended around 200 events and talked with an estimated 4,000 people. The final package of advice will be presented to Government on May 31 and released to the public in late June.