A record-breaking 2000 people ‘died’ outside Sussan Ley’s office in Albury during the global climate strike on Friday 20 September 2019. Poetry, music, church bells, chants and even a phone call direct to Scott Morrison’s office featured during the protest, but the highlight was the minute’s silence during the somber ‘die-in’ on Kiewa Street.
We commend the organising committee for the countless hours they put into orchestrating this unforgettable event and congratulate the courageous, articulate, passionate young people who spoke from their hearts.
It’s well and truly time for Environment Minister, Sussan Ley and her government to recognise the urgency of climate change, acknowledge Australia’s rising emissions and take immediate action on the strikers demands:
1. No new coal, oil or gas
2. 100% renewable energy by 2030
3. Fund a just transition for fossil fuel communities