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Biggest Climate Mobilisation in Australia's History as 350,000 Students + Workers #ClimateStrike

  • 350,000 strike across the nation, more than double the March 2019 turnout

  • 100K Melb, 80K Syd, 30K Bris, 20K Adelaide, 20K Hobart, 15K Canb, 10K Perth

  • Students & workers in 115+ Australian cities & towns

  • Over 4 million globally participate in world's largest climate mobilisation

  • Demand: no new fossil fuels, 100% renewables, $$ for just transitions & jobs

20 September 2019. In an historic show of community support for climate action, well over 300,000 Australian school students and workers today joined millions worldwide to down tools as part of the world’s largest #ClimateStrike ever.

Public venues overflowed in major cities, and the streets were flooded with young and old across the nation, toppling records and showing the deep concern and strong desire for government action to address the climate crisis.

Student organisers estimate a more than doubling of numbers since the last climate strike rallies held six months ago in March 2019, well exceeding their expectations.

The strike comes three days before world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit. Scott Morrison will not attend the UN summit despite being in New York at the same time meeting with Donald Trump.

High quality Australian photos and videos, including drone footage, can be found here:

Global photos can be found here

  1. No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine.

  2. 100% renewable energy generation & exports by 2030

  3. Fund a just transition & job creation for all fossil-fuel industry workers & communities.

List of Capital City, Regional and Rural Strikes HERE Australian #ClimateStrike Snapshot

  • 110+ cities & towns, with hundreds of thousands expected to participate.

  • 33 Australian unions including the nurses, teachers and the Australian Council of Trade Unions. In Sydney, several hundred Maritime Union seafarers will be taking industrial action to attend the event.

  • 2500 businesses including Atlassian, Canva, Domain and Intrepid.

  • Multiple faith institutions including the Anglican Church & Uniting Church

Global #ClimateStrike Snapshot

  • 7 continents

  • 150+ countries

  • 5000+ Strikes

  • 90 Unions

  • 4 Global Union Federations

  • Millions expected to participate

Students and workers across Australia are available for interview.

Background: Inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, teenagers in regional Victoria kicked off the school strike movement in Australia last October, with 20,000 students striking nationally in November and then 150,000 in March. Unable to vote at the recent Federal Election, students are not deterred by the outcome, but committed to use September 20 to build a bigger, bolder movement to confront the climate crisis.

Media Enquiries

  • National: 0427 485 233 or 0412 050 275

  • NSW: 0487 002 960 or 0427 485 233

  • VIC: 0412 050 275 or 0427 485 233

  • QLD: 0415 833 948

  • WA: 0419 778 499

  • TAS: 0472 639 380

  • ACT: 0449 617 669

  • Everywhere Else: 0427 485 233

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