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Climate strike students visit Peter Khalil MP in Coburg

Climate Strike students visit Peter Khalil MP in Coburg


On Friday 22 February climate strike students from Castlemaine paid a visit to Moreland’s Federal Labor MP, Peter Khalil, at his Coburg office.

Peter Khalil has signed the climate emergency and also stated he opposes the Adani coal mine going ahead.

But the primary demands of the student climate strikers go beyond stopping Adani. They also include a target of 100 per cent renewables by 2030, and no new coal and gas projects.

The IPCC 1.5C report published last October made it clear we need to rapidly phaseout coal, and make rapid major transformations across all sectors of the economy such as agriculture, transport and stationary energy to meet the 1.5C Paris climate target.
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February 26, 2019 at 9:05 am 2 comments

Students are schooling politicians on climate change

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack lecturing students to stay at school and not #climatestrike


Students are going on strike around Australia, and globally on Friday March 15. Their action comes after 30 years of little action in reducing emissions with the world now facing a climate crisis.

But some politicians, mostly from the conservative side of politics, say they should stay in school.
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February 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm Leave a comment

Students want to meet Bill Shorten, but his staffers hung up on them

Kids strike for climate outside Bill Shorten’s office

Who could resist talking to these polite kids? Well they phoned Bill Shorten’s office last Friday (Feb 8) while outside (I was there and heard the call), and the staffer hung up on them, then put the office phone line on Messagebank.

Bill Shorten should make a time to listen to the kids and their grievances and demands. That should be an essential part of his duties as an MP, Leader of the Opposition, and Prospective future Prime Minister. As a former Union leader he should know that strikers demands should at the very minimum be listened too, and that should have been an essential part of his former job to represent those demands to employers.

Come on Bill, give these kids a hearing so they can discuss the climate crisis, their future and put their basic demands to you.
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February 9, 2019 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Premier refuses to answer question on Victorian coal phaseout plan

Ellen Sandell asking about coal phaseout plan

The Premier Daniel Andrews failed to answer a direct question on Wednesday, the last sitting day this year for state parliament, on a transition plan to close Victoria’s dirty coal plants and stop coal mining and burning in Victoria for good, asked on behalf of School strike for climate kids.

Greens MP Ellen Sandell (Melbourne) asked the Premier, on behalf of all the students striking for climate justice, when he would urgently release his coal transition plan. She also highlighted that the Andrews government has extended the licence for the dirtiest coal station in Australia, Yallourn.

Premier, while your government has done some really good things on renewables, you are suspiciously silent when it comes to coal. My question is: will you hear the call of these brave young people and urgently release a plan to close Victoria’s dirty coal plants and stop coal mining and burning in Victoria for good?

Instead of answering the question, the Premier diverted his answer into the Victorian Renewable Energy Target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030 (The kids are demanding 100 percent by 2030), the lack of Federal leadership and in particular raising the old history in another parliament of Greens senators opposition to the CPRS scheme.
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December 20, 2018 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

Melbourne school kids climate strike on November 30

School strike – climate strike

School kids in Melbourne are going on climate strike this Friday, 30 November, and gathering outside the Victorian Parliament.

Climate Action Moreland endorses this action by youth challenging our leaders to ramp up action on emissions reduction, renewables rollout as part of the energy transition, more funding to public transport and cycling to increase transport mode share change and reduce transport emissions.

We have a climate emergency that needs rapid transformative action. The recent IPCC 1.5C report makes that abundantly clear.
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November 29, 2018 at 12:55 am 2 comments

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