Open Letter to the Top Forty-Two richest people on Earth

Whatever it takes to save Planet Earth

The Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project ©

Business and Social Service Project Proposal

Project Aim: Giving Back To Society - A New Direction ©

This is an Australian Story

Waltzing Matilda was born as an allegory of the social injustices that arose out of the ashes of The Great Shearers Strike of 1894 - of that there is no doubt.

The photo below (State Library of Queensland) was taken at Dagworth Station (the home of the squatter Bob Macpherson) on the 26th September 1894. Just a few short months later, Banjo Paterson was a guest at Dagworth Station where, with the musical assistance of Christina Macpherson, he first penned

Waltzing Matilda

And so he wrote...

Up came the Squatter a-riding his thoroughbred
Up came Policemen - one two and three!

Note the Three Policemen and the Squatter Bob Macpherson, 4th from the right, and the timber stockade manned by armed police. The unions & the squatters were at war with each other in the year of 1894. Waltzing Matilda is certainly not some simple little ditty about a sheep stealing swagman.

Creating a fairer society is something that happens on a very human scale

- The ethos of a Fair Go -

Dear Sir/Madam,

First off, a very warm and sincere welcome to the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project and the 'Whatever it takes - to save Planet Earth' proposal.


Thank you for taking the time to access & read this open letter being one of the world's 2018 top 42 super-rich individuals. Congratulations.

This open letter is a unique and somewhat audacious attempt to unite the world for a head-on attack to save Planet Earth from disastrous global warming events.

The letter is submitted by the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project (WM Project) on behalf of the citizens of the world, especially our kids, grandkids and our grandkids kids, not to mention all creatures great and small who are in most cases, innocent bystanders to the damage we humans have inflicted on the planet.

In the Clean Energy Department Chapter of the project document, I spoke of the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project undertaking whatever it takes to meet the introduction of a 100% clean renewable energy target for Australia.

Meeting that target, would required the new Corporation proposed to manage the WM Project; to create a working group of Australian and International Climate, Engineering, Economic and other Experts as required to;

  • Identify, Investigate and Report on whatever it takes (e.g. Energy source; investment required to renew our electricity generation architecture; investor confidence etc.) for Australia to introduce a 100% clean renewable energy target for electricity generation by 2050 or before (i.e. between 2030 and 2050) and aggressively supporting the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, and

  • Create a project methodology based on those findings.

I then went on to say;

Although the working group's primary task is to investigate whatever it takes to meet a clean renewable energy future for electricity generation in Australia, the working group should also use the opportunity to address those other major contributors to our warming planet that are not so easy to change.


However - on reflection - I need to break that task up, as the working group will have enough on its plate in dealing with a 100% clean renewable energy target for electricity generation, let alone highlight all the other major contributing factors to our warming planet which are not so easy to change or repair.

As a result of that decision, I was now minus one critical Climate Change Action document. A document, potentially critical towards the aim of galvanising the whole world to finally take climate change as a serious threat to their lives and the wellbeing of their kids and grandkids, both now and into an uncertain future.

It's time to ignore the climate sceptics and get on with the job.

In Australia's case; the clean renewable electricity generation action plan would be covered by the Aussies controlling the WM Project, but who was going to identify, compile and document all the remaining major contributors to our warming planet?

The following is an extract from the original WM Project document. The section from which it was extracted related to the creation of a Think Tank;

Quote: ...As a nation, I guess we should be thankful that we are not in the bottom half of the World pecking order. Spare a thought for those people.

Who would have thought when I was a kid back in the 40's/50's, that in the year 2014, the combined wealth of the 80 richest people in the world, is the same amount as that of the bottom 50% of the earth's population.

That's 80 peoples wealth equal to 3.5 Billion poverty stricken people.

Update: In January 2018 that statistic is now 42 people's wealth equal to 3.7 Billion poverty stricken people and even that list has probably changed with the world's first 2 Trillionaires now entering into the equation. END

It is an astonishing and daunting statistic... Unquote.

You can see where this is heading can't you?

Call for Help

So who do I call?

The intention of this new call for help and this Open Letter, is addressed to the year 2018 - Top forty-two of the World's super-rich individuals to create the subject document.

Big Call? Well yes it is, in spite of the fact that what I am asking you top forty-two super-rich individuals of the world on behalf of the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project, is to create, implement and manage just a single plain speaking document.

A document however that is intended to be used to inspire the World in the forthcoming so called WWIII battle to save the planet.

Should you agree, the document will be of unique historical importance, a symbol of hope and the inspiration for the world to finally get behind serious and critical climate change repair action.

One single plain speaking document created by the richest 42 - on behalf of 3.7 billion of the poorest.

As pretentious or as farfetched as that may sound or is, I need as many as possible from the Worlds Rich List of the top 42 super-rich individuals (all 42 is the target) to support this request for help in creating this unique and critical document.

The symbolism of the document cannot be overstated.

It is that important.

Big business the world over have already got the message; the majority of we the people have got the message in spades but a number of governments the world over are wavering or denying whilst others are leaders.

It's just not good enough... the Word of the Day for the next 12 years must be - UNITY.

The Top Forty-Two

Why all 42?

No doubt anyone of the Forty-Two could do the job in their own right, however symbolically - all forty-two (or at least a majority, should their own country's government get in their way) will send the strongest message possible to 3.7 Billion of the world's poorest people, to whom these forty-two individuals have been forever linked.

A message - steeped in morality - that the world's poorest do matter.

A message also to the remaining top 50% of the population, as we are responsible for most of the damage being inflicted on the planet.

That is the Australian ethos of the Fair Go working at its very best...

Not to put too fine a point on it, I strongly believe that the - Symbolic Forty-Two - as I have tagged your group - are possibility humanities' last chance to get the governments of the world to unite as one and stop this madness of putting economies first and foremost and not the human spirit and the lives of we the people.

The Paris Accord

We tried the Kyoto Protocol and we're struggling with the Paris Accord as temperatures keep rising. Climates version of WWIII must be declared and your group is urgently required to be the first of our Generals so to speak...

Nothing else has worked to date in spite of the Paris accord, as we were behind the eight ball from the very start when targets were set too low after decades of inaction. Reports suggest we were likely to miss the target by billions of tons of CO2 even in a best-case scenario.

I can't believe we are all this bloody stupid to put up with this crap just over money, power and ideology.

The latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have given us 12 years.

They advise that urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which they say is affordable and feasible although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement pledge to keep temperatures between 1.5 degrees Celsius and 2 degrees Celsius.

However, even the 2 degrees Celsius is in serious doubt on our present form and the world will need to play serious catch-up, just to meet those targets as our minimum standard.

Unfortunately, if history can be believed; this last ditch cry for action by the IPCC will again fall on deaf ears.

Madness... No other word for it. No one can take comfort from it either, as there will be nowhere to hide on Planet Earth.

In my naivety I do believe - No! I have to believe - that the Power of One unique group of elite Billionaires, supported by we the people, could very well be the last chance for the world to force radical climate change repair action onto all democratic world governments. What have we got to lose by having a go, apart from the Planet if we don't?

The Cave Rescue

The people of Thailand set the world an example of the human spirit in action inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. It's time now for the rest of the world to remember the Thai Cave Rescue and what can be achieved when a Nation puts people before dollars.

Coupling the Symbolic Forty-Two to an old Australian Bush Ballad - the much loved Rallying Song of the Australian people; the Australian billionaires who will make the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project a reality; and the 12 kids and a coach from a flooded cave in Thailand, just may be the inspiration required to save Planet Earth.

Get Serious

It's Time to get serious... We're out of Time...

Kicking the can down the track like Australian Governments have been doing for decades is no longer an option. In fact our grandkids will probably view it as boarding on climates version of self-inflicted crimes against humanity.

Too harsh? Our environment is already responsible for people dying in their thousands and the experts are telling us it is about to increase exponentially in the immediate future if we don't stop global warming.

For the ones that don't die in the heatwaves, including here in Australia, hundreds of millions of others will face a miserable and dangerous future, most of whom are amongst the 50% linked to the Symbolic Forty-Two.

To harsh again?

Probably, but we are all responsible and we all have to take immediate action, not just rely on the 42 who have the power to implement this bold initiative. Together we can kick the can back at government inaction where it exists, and start a united fightback.

Between us, we can fix the climate and all get back on with our lives. It will be too late to be saying sorry about that to the kids in 12 years time.

The Role of the Media

The world media have an important, possibility critical, role to play in this initiative as well.

If this open letter initiative becomes a reality, the stories to be told on this groups involvement and all the credit, should be first and foremost directed not at myself, but at;

  • The Australian Philanthropic Billionaires judged to be the preferred option to own (in part due to external funding realities) and operate the corporation created behind the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com project; as without their help, the WM Project is just a bunch of words without substance. There's a story to be told...

  • The Symbolic Forty-Two for creating the document and leading a worldwide full frontal attack on climate change action, during probably the last 12 years remaining for the world to take the necessary steps to save the planet. Now this is a major story, as without their help; once again, just words without substance, and

  • The citizens of Planet Earth, the foot soldiers of climates WWIII of which I'm quite happy to be just one of troops in that story.

All rallying under the banner of an old but famous Aussie Bush Ballad.

Lots of great stories amongst that lot as the project needs the world wide support of we the people to ensure the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project goes viral.

The task facing the world in taking critical climate change action is enormous. If this initiative is successful, it will certainly be a story that will go all around the world. For myself that's a frighting prospect as I have no intention of becoming the story.

Why not?

After all, it is all my idea.

That's true and in normal circumstances if the Aims and Objectives of such a project were successful, one could soak up the glory. To be brief; any success of the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project can only be credited to the Aussies who fund its creation if and when they come on board and the Symbolic 42 if they accept the challenge.

In both cases - that is not me. Then there are we the people if the project details go viral - how important are they in this story - critical I'd say.

However, as important as all those groups are to the project's success, they are only a secondary reason for myself not becoming the story. The show stopper for me is Waltzing Matilda itself.

Waltzing Matilda is an Australian icon and belongs to all Australians.

In Australia; you don't mess around with Matilda, she is part of the Australian psyche.

As the owner of its Dot Com namesake - - I have a responsibility to the Australian People to respect the name of Australian's most famous song.

I think I have achieved that goal. I have created a philanthropy project with the aim of returning the ethos of the Fair Go to the Australian people, after all, Waltzing Matilda is The Ballad of the Fair Go. Our proposed divisions across this revised version of the project, promotes Australian tourism to Australians and the World; showcases Australian Goods and Services; includes a Philanthropy Foundation to carry out all of our philanthropic pursuits and projects; a world first initiative to retain Australian history and build vast Social Capital networks; returns trust to Financial Services and puts boot on the ground for deployment at the start of impending disaster events, mainly due to global warming crisis events.

Whilst a Clean Energy Department and this 'Open Letter' further enforces that commitment to society worldwide for the kids and grandkids.

If the Philanthropists come on board, Matilda and Australians will be in good hands.

If the media want to do a story on my involvement, do stories not about myself, but concentrate on the hardships the kids, grandkids and their kids will face if the WM Project, Big Business Clean Economy Projects and World Governments stumble or fail we the people over the next 12 years. After that, the media will probably be too occupied reporting on Catastrophes Climate Events to worry about me.

And the following is the first story at the start the journey...

The climate change repair action story for this project starts right here. A simple, probably naive, but critical appeal for the creation and management of one simple plan speaking document. The stories after that can be all about the Billionaires who come on board the project. But don't forget the kids and grandkids as that will be their motivation.

Simple Plain Speaking Document

The document must be created by the best of the best of the world's climate scientists and other appropriate world experts as required. The design and presentation of the document must be simplistic in design and road-tested to ensure the average person in the street can fully understand, comprehend and recognize the seriousness of the problems facing Planet Earth.

No spin, just the facts, dangers and solutions; possibly under such headings as: Who - What - Where - When - Why - How and How Much. Nothing is sacred and nothing is to be left to chance. We need to know the cause & effects of our major problems both known and suspected. For us mere mortals; we need the climate change version of the KISS principles. (Keep It Simple Stupid)

The problem is worldwide and an action plan on how to tackle and prioritise these reported finding, facts and concerns must be compiled into a single plain speaking document. A document the citizens of the world can own, read, clearly understand and then come to terms with the serious dangers the world is about to face.

The proposed document is critical in the WM project's strategy of creating and outsourcing a successful climate change methodology to the rest of the world for action.

The key to that success should they accept the challenge, will initially fall on this elite group of Forty-Two International super-rich individuals. Your united group involvement is hoped to inspire the world in embracing the methodology; in a must win battle to save future generations from the dangers of a warming planet and a miserable future.

World experts are constantly dismayed, insisting the world is running out of time, as some governments return fire with more spin, however Australians have finally got the message. We can delay no longer...

The People of Wentworth

There was a by-election in Australia on the 20th October 2018.

The electorate was Wentworth, located on the expensive shores of Sydney Harbour.

It is Liberal Heartland and has been held by the conservatives for the entire 117 years of its existence. The seat covers some of the wealthiest suburbs in Australia and has the highest proportion of high income families of all seats in Australia.

The seat became vacant when the Member for Wentworth, Malcolm Blight Turnbull, Australia's Prime Minister, was shown the door by his own party.

What the coup leaders seriously misjudged in showing another Prime Minister the gate, was the public outcry and the mood of the Wentworth electorate.

A highly educated electorate with a majority of voters determined to support Australia's move to 100% renewable energy.

The Wentworth by-election was won by an independent - Dr Kerryn Phelps; on a 19% swing and a majority vote in support of Climate Change Action.

The incumbent coalition government lost the poll, lost their majority on the floor of the house and recorded the biggest successful electoral swing in Australia's history.

The voters of Wentworth and in polls right across Australia could not have made it any clearer. The people are shouting from the rooftops; fix the bloody climate mate.

The Wentworth by-election was a referendum on climate change and it is blatantly obvious voters are ready to take a bat to any government at the ballot box who ignores their wishes over Climate Change Action. This historical loss of the unlosable bi-election by a majority vote in support of climate action will send a chill down the spine of Governments worldwide. Make climate action your No 1 priority or find another job.

A lesson that won't be lost on we the people towards the implementation and success of the proposed Clean Energy Department. Congratulations by the way Doc.

In other words Australia has had its first successful Climate Change by-election. In 2019, we will have our first climate change general election, as will other countries. Voters will vote and Governments may fall depending in no small part by the contents of their Climate Change Policy.

The President of France told us there is No Planet B. Governments and the people worldwide need a unified approach on understanding all the actual dangers facing the planet.

We know that endless reports, thousands of scientific papers and scientific facts are being ignored by a number of governments worldwide. If we are being honest with ourselves, we must realise that as historical climate records tumble by the wayside, one frighting one after another this decade, we must be running out of time. It's a no-brainer.


This is, and has to be an Australian project. If the WM project is to become a reality, the power behind its creation will resides in our Nations rallying song Waltzing Matilda; the support of the Australian people - and the Australian billionaires who were present at the birth.

However, Climate Change is a world problem so the search starts today for the super-rich of the world to also get behind the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project.

Your acceptance in creating a single plain speaking document on climate change repair for worldwide distribution will be a game-changer. It would be a remarkable act of philanthropy from your group and worthy grandparents to witness the birth of the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project and its Clean Energy Department.

Forget I'm an unknown Aussie - that's unimportant. Concentrate on the potential of Waltzing Matilda and the Waltzing Matilda Dot Com Project to unite the world.

Waltzing Matilda is the peoples song and has rallied Aussies for over 100 years. Steeped in the history of the Fair Go, loved by all and known all around the world. I believe its dot com namesake can motivate a united world effort to stop dangerous global warming.

I respectfully ask the Symbolic 42 on behalf of, to join us in this high profile movement to save Planet Earth.

You may just swing the balance. Don't forget, and this is critical to note, everything else has all but failed to date as the climate deteriorates before our very eyes.

It's Matilda's turn now... Girl Power on behalf of the Children of Planet Earth.

Climate change repair is WWIII but with most combatants all fighting on the same side. If scientific reports are correct, many may end up in a fight for their lives. If we fail our responsibilities, I have no doubt that we will certainly be on the losing side of the battle to save our kids and grandkids from a very dangerously warming planet and a miserable (but avoidable) future - if that is just the worst of what's now coming their way.

Together we can fight the battle... United we can win the war.

For the Symbolic Top 42 super-rich of the World in 2018, I thank you for your interest and taking the time to read the letter. Likewise the Australians billionaires, whom without their support, this is all for nothing in its present form. I hope that is not the case and we get to meet before long.

The world needs to be aware of the problems facing us as the climate deteriorates before our very eyes. We must act and we must act now.

I need your help, as do the Australian people and the rest of world. We're all up for the fight but we need that symbolic one clear and precise plain speaking document and for the 42's to declare Climates WWIII.

For myself, I have created the proposed Clean Energy Department for the Kids and the Grandkids of the world. That'll do me credit wise.

For the Symbolic Forty-Two - I respectfully ask you to do it for their Planet.

That'll probably do your group as well.

Remember! No Planet B.

Much appreciated.

(For the moment)

For access to the Contact Page - Please click below;

Expressions of Interest - The Symbolic Forty-Two