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Melbourne turns out to demand climate action in #globalclimatestrike

According to the Student strike organisers, well over 330,000 people attended the climate strike across Australia, more than double the March 2019 turnout.

Melbourne saw 100,000 people in the Tereasury Gardens and march along a 1.2 kilometre route through the CBD.

Sydney had 80,000 people in the Sydney Domain. There were also 30,000 people in Brisbane, 20,000 people in Adelaide, 20,000 people in Hobart, 15,000 people in Canberra, and 10,000 people in Perth. There were actions by Students & workers in over 115 Australian cities & towns.

Globally, over 4 million globally participate in world’s largest climate mobilisation. This included 250,000 people marching in new York City, where Greta Thunberg addressed the enormous crowd.

The essential demands of the Student Strike for Climate in Australia were: no new fossil fuels including stopping Adani mine, 100 percent renewables by 2030, and money for just transitions & jobs.
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September 21, 2019 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

Call to action to Moreland: #GlobalClimatestrike on September 20 – Melbourne

A call for a global climate strike has been made for 20 September by the international student strike for climate and Fridays for Future campaigns. The call has been endorsed by global NGO leaders, celebrities and scientists, including Jennifer Morgan from Greenpeace International, Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein from 350.org, Professors Michael Mann, Will Steffen Tim Flannery and Lesley Hughes. You can pledge your support to join the global climatestrike.

Associated events in Moreland:

  • Melbourne Global Climate Strike. Meet Treasury Gardens at 2pmFacebook Event
  • Moreland Bike ride to Global Climate Strike meet Coburg Mall at Noon for 12.30pm start, Brunswick mechanics Institute 12.45pmFacebook Event
  • Moreland Train Ride to the Global Climate Strike! – Upfield LineFacebook Event
  • Newlands Parents for Climate Action and Moreland Friends of the Forest – Walk with us Facebook Event
  • Craigieburn line climate strike train: 12.30pm from Craigieburn. Facebook Event
  • Craigieburn Line (2): Meet Broadmeadows Rail Station For the 1.19 pm train, Second carriage from the front if you join down the line.
  • Local Action: Kids climate strike photo at local politicians office (Peter Khalil),
    Where: 1/240 Sydney Road, Coburg.
    When: On Friday 20 Sept – Meet at 3:15 for photo by 3:30.
    Who: Everybody
    Wear: WHITE clothes and for those who like dressing up come as an ANGEL.
    Share: Photos and feelings about climate change

See also:
Moreland Council votes to support Global Climate Strike and
Brunswick MP calls for SpringSt politicians to attend Global Climate Strike

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May 26, 2019 at 3:42 pm 1 comment

Media Release: Wills MP Peter Khalil reverses climate stance; now spruiks new fossil fuels

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Media Release

Wills MP Peter Khalil reverses climate stance; now spruiks new fossil fuels

Representatives from a range of climate groups gathered outside the office of Wills Labor MP Peter Khalil on Friday May 3 to protest against Khalil’s support for new fossil fuel developments. The protest was part of the School Strike 4 #ClimateElection National Day of Action.

At the Wills Climate forum held on Monday April 29, Peter Khalil MP revealed that he supports new fossil fuel infrastructure, despite his earlier calls for strong immediate action to slash carbon emissions. 

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May 4, 2019 at 1:12 am 1 comment

So many students at Melbourne #climatestrike

What an amazing gathering of students, parents and supporters of climate action in Melbourne city on Friday for the Climate Strike on March 15, full of energy, vibrancy and home-made placards and banners.
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March 17, 2019 at 10:16 pm 2 comments

Momentum gathering for global school strike for climate in Melbourne

Student Strike for climate outside Bill Shorten’s office

Momentum is gathering for the global student strike for climate on March 15 in Melbourne.

  • Here in Melbourne a rally is being organised at 11am to 2pm outside the Old Treasury Building in Spring Street. (Facebook Event)
  • In Moreland families with young children are gathering at Jacobs Reserve, Melville Road, Brunswick West between 3pm and 5pm. (Facebook Event). Some of the kids have already prepared banners for this event.
  • Visit the School strike for climate website to find other locations around Australia.

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March 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

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

Victorian Liberal Senator Scott Ryan targeted over Australian climate inaction

FidaysforFuture outside Liberal Senator Scott Ryan’s office

Inspired by Greta Thunberg climate strike in Sweden and Caroline Danaher outside Sara Henderson’s office near Geelong, Climate Action Moreland convenor John Englart started a Persistent Presence, Fridays for Future action outside Liberal Senator for Victoria Scott Ryan’s office in Moonee Ponds. Senator Ryan is a memeber of the Liberal National Party Government that has seen 5 years of climate inaction. He is currently President of the Australian Senate.

The first presence outside Senator Ryan office was during a heatwave with the maximum temperature that day reaching 45.2 degrees Celsius at Essendon Airport. Jane Morton’s book on climate emergency messaging and a leaflet on why we need to Stop Adani were left with staff in Senator Ryan’s office.
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February 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

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