On September 25 First Nations communities, School Strikers, young people, workers and unions are coming together to demand that our Government #FundOurFutureNotGas.
Together we are fighting back against the Government’s plans to hand over billions of dollars of public money to the dirty gas industry.
We’re raising funds to support up to 130 local groups across the country host high impact, covid-safe events in their community as part of a national day of action on Friday September 25. Funds raised will help pay for things like Welcome to Country, equipment hire, face masks and hand sanitiser.
Funds raised will be administered by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition on behalf of School Strike for Climate
The Morrison Government via the COVID-19 Commission are pushing for a gas led economic recovery to the COVID-19 crisis. They are proposing measures that prioritise fossil fuel projects and profits over the social investments we need to respond to the economic and climate crisis facing Australia.
A giant bailout for the gas industry will not benefit working Australians and will harm those on the frontlines of climate change. Communities that have been badly hit by recent devastating bushfires, ongoing drought and economic downturn urgently need funding to rebuild safer and stronger than before.
First Nations communities, already living with the brutal impacts of colonisation and destruction of country, are being hit first and worst by climate change. Under the government’s plan, First Nations’ lands are threatened by a massive expansion of invasive gas projects.
The political crisis created by Covid-19 and its economic shocks present a once-in-a-century chance to transform our economies to serve people and the planet.
It’s time to forge a better path for a post-pandemic world. How we respond will determine whether we entrench inequality and environmental catastrophe or create a fairer economy and safe climate future for generations to come.
- No public funds for gas and other damaging fossil fuel projects.
- Instead, recovery funds should be spent on:
- Resourcing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that guarantee land rights and care for country
- The creation of jobs that fast-track solutions to the climate crisis and help communities recover
- Projects that transition our economy and communities to 100% renewable energy by 2030, through expanded public ownership.
The School Strike for Climate movement have led some of the biggest demonstrations in our recent history, inspiring many others to join the fight for a safe climate future. On this day we are taking action in solidarity for everyone who’s already being hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be impacted if we don’t act now.
The world won’t wait, so neither will we. Let’s take action for climate justice together!
School Strike 4 Climate is 100% student-led and growing by the day with organisers in over 130 cities and towns across Australia. We are a decentralised grassroots network so we rely on contributions from the community to super-size our actions and impact.