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Young Australians concerned about climate change Thousands of students and their supporters walked out of classrooms and workplaces to join School Strike 4 Climate events around the country, becoming part of a global youth- led movement pleading for urgent action on climate change. Attendees made their way to large rallies in the CBDs of every Australian capital city on Friday, with events also planned in dozens of rural and regional areas, from Alice Springs to Atherton. Organisers are demanding the federal government turn its back on emissions-intensive energy sources, including by: * Resourcing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that guarantee land rights * Funding the creation of secure jobs that fast-track solutions to the climate crisis * Funding projects that transition the economy to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 Taking place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, all events were arranged with input from relevant state and territory health authorities, according to organisers. There were loud cries for change, stories of grief and witty signs in abundance. Thousands of protesters in Sydney braved the rain to march from Sydney Town Hall to Prince Alfred Park to make their voices heard. A key issue for many in attendance was the federal government’s recent announcement that it would spend $600 million on a new gas-fired power station. Organisers of the Adelaide event said about 2,000 students and young people rallied at Victoria Square before heading to King William Street, blocking traffic as they marched.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
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Young Australians concerned about climate change Thousands of students and their supporters walked out of classrooms and workplaces to join School Strike 4 Climate events around the country, becoming part of a global youth-led movement pleading for urgent action on climate change. Attendees made their way to large rallies in the CBDs of every Australian capital city on Friday, with events also planned in dozens of rural and regional areas, from Alice Springs to Atherton. Organisers are demanding the federal government turn its back on emissions-intensive energy sources, including by: * Resourcing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that guarantee land rights * Funding the creation of secure jobs that fast-track solutions to the climate crisis * Funding projects that transition the economy to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 Taking place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, all events were arranged with input from relevant state and territory health authorities, according to organisers. There were loud cries for change, stories of grief and witty signs in abundance. Thousands of protesters in Sydney braved the rain to march from Sydney Town Hall to Prince Alfred Park to make their voices heard. A key issue for many in attendance was the federal government’s recent announcement that it would spend $600 million on a new gas-fired power station. Organisers of the Adelaide event said about 2,000 students and young people rallied at Victoria Square before heading to King William Street, blocking traffic as they marched.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia