WA Environment Minister Says Balance Approach Is Needed To Address Climate Change

WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson expressed his disappointment over the Federal Government’s ‘lack of leadership’ on the issue of climate change during an interview with WAMN News. His comment came before the major climate strike rally held in Perth, which saw record amount of students and workers marching on the streets demanding action on climate…

Thousands Joining Perth Students’ Strike For Climate Action

By Shibs Wei Thousands of concerned students walked out of their schools and universities to demand the federal government address the issue of climate change.  Early estimates of the crowd show numbers to be several thousand people. They accuse the federal government of not doing enough for a sustainable environmental future and want the government…

Greens push for climate crisis acknowledgement

Greens MLC Tim Clifford is advocating for acknowledgment of the climate crisis. Mr Clifford has given notice to the WA parliament, that on September 4th, all members of the Legislative Council will be called on for the motion to: – Acknowledge the climate crisis and declare a climate emergency. – Note that climate change will…

Climate Inaction Analysis – Part One

Part one of our climate inaction analysis series aired last night, exploring political resistance in the fight for climate change. I was inspired to invoke conversations around this topic after watching the newest climate documentary, 2040, directed and starred in by Australian Film Maker Damon Gameau. I sat down with Global Politics and Policy Lecturer,…

Climate Change Inaction empowers students to make a stand

As the fight for climate justice continues, university students flooded the CBD with feisty signs and catchy chants protesting the government’s climate inaction. How many more protests will it take before the Federal Government commits to a better future? According to the 2019 National Union of Student’s Student Values Survey, climate change is the number…

Uni Students Stand Up Fight Back against Climate Inaction

As the fight for climate justice continues, university students flooded the CBD with feisty signs and catchy chants protesting the government’s climate inaction. According to the 2019 National Union of Student’s Student Values Survey, climate change is the number one political issue on students’ minds. Hundreds of university students gathered to make a statement of…

France swelters in highest temperature on record

By Helene Fung Villevieille in the Provence region of France has just experienced 45.9 degrees Celsius heat, the highest temperature since records began – almost two degrees higher than the previous record of 44.1 degrees Celsius from August 2003. Four administrative departments in France were placed on red alert for temperatures of “dangerous intensity”. About…

School Strike for Climate Version 3.0

Third time’s the charm for school students striking for climate action today, with more than 70 rallies happening across the country, including at the offices of the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader. Here in WA, “Climate not profit, Liberals get off it!” was chanted throughout the CBD, as the strikers marched from Stirling Gardens to…

School Strike for Climate gaining strength

Thousands of school students were truant today in a strike against climate change and the Government’s inaction. The rally outside St George’s Cathedral presented strong youth advocates, speaking up in protest of the climate change that will affect their generation in years to come. As one student Mikayla explained about 500 metres away one of…