8th December: Responding to Adani’s announcement that it would start work by Christmas, and led by school students and first nations people, over 15,000 people joined Snap Marches in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns to demand that Federal Labor urgently commit to stop the Adani coal mine.
Meanwhile, a new national ReachTel poll released today reveals:
more than eight out of 10 Labor voters want Bill Shorten to #StopAdani
Nine out of 10 Labor voters support students’ right to demand climate action.
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The marches come after thousands of school students walked out of school last Friday around the nation to demand urgent climate action, as bushfires raged across the country and QLD and NSW continued in the drip of crippling drought.
Castlemaine school striker and Melbourne speaker 14 yo Harriet O’Shea Carre said: “If Bill Shorten and the Labor Party care about young people and our future, then their party must commit to #StopAdani's coal mine and they must do it now.”
Kelly Albion, campaigns and communications director with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition said: “If Labor doesn’t oppose Adani now, it will haunt them every day of the Federal election campaign and beyond. We will put climate change front and centre and make politicians’ position on Adani the litmus test for whether they have what it takes to stop the climate crisis.”
Students are already planning their next major school strike for March 15, 2019.
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