The school strikers for climate action are back! Rosie and Jimmy will tell you clearly what they want. Into the lawns of Parliament House Canberran, they plant hundreds of placards made by school students protesting against Morrisons gas led recovery and for renewable energy.
" I have had to miss out on my school and learning so that I can do the job the adults are meant to be doing." Jimmy,School Striker
When the challenges we face seem huge, it is reassuring to talk to some who has been campaigning longer than most. Margaret Blakers advises on why legal responsibility for the environment must ultimately remain with the federal government and not be handed over to the state governments.
"It has to be on the desk of the prime minister of the country if koalas are going to be sent extinct." Margaret Blakers
She calls for a referendum on the environment and stares down the gas led recovery outing it as expensive and "stupid".
Guests: Margaret Blakers
School Strikers: Jimmy and Rosie:
Music: The Formidable Vegetables: The Climate Movement
School Strike for Climate Australia
Earth Matters #1264 was produced by Bec Horridge
Megan Williams, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge, Else Kennedy & Nicky Stott