On September 25, people gathered across Australia to call on the government to “fund our future not gas”.
Six hundred and thirty actions were registered – Covid-safe gatherings, like this one on Albert Street Redfern, and online actions – in support of School Strike 4 Climate, Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and their demands.
Participants called for no public funds for the gas industry. Instead, funding should be used to resource Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions, create jobs that care for country and climate, and to transition our economy to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Unions representing 1.5 million workers have endorsed these demands.
Photo: Dave Hanson