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World Environment Day rally, Monday June 5

5 June, 2023 , 12:00 pm 2:00 pm AEST

The Sydney Climate Coalition is an alliance of climate action groups. Please join us on World Environment Day, Monday June 5, to demand “No new coal and gas, Repeal the anti-protest laws!”

We start at Hyde Park North at 12 noon, then march to NSW Parliament. 

Check out the link to the Facebook event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235904570285292

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says urgent action to drastically reduce emissions is required to avoid catastrophic climate change. This means an immediate end to the expansion of the fossil fuel industry and a rapid transition to sustainable industries for workers and communities currently reliant on fossil fuels.

The new Labor government in NSW has taken power at a crucial time.

The fate of the world’s climate is hanging in the balance. But Labor is currently supporting continued expansion of fossil fuels, including backing the Santos Pilliga (Narrabri) gas project. This project, and many others, requires attacking the rights of First Nations people, with the NSW government currently backing hostile court action by Santos to override Gomeroi Native Title rights.

Labor is also continuing to support draconian anti-protest laws which can result in jail time for peaceful protest. This is squarely aimed at stopping climate activism, and is having a chilling effect on all movements for democracy and social justice.

This rally is an important action, at a critical time, and the coalition is organising around the following demands:

  • * No new fossil fuel projects, including Kurri Kurri, Narrabri, Beetaloo and Scarborough
  • * Stop the power companies profiteering: 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030
  • * Just transition now: funding for climate jobs, free education and training, liveable welfare
  • * First Nations justice: Stop Santos’ attack on Gomeroi Native Title
  • * Stop mining in Sydney’s water catchment
  • * End native forest logging
  • * No salt or toxin dumps in the Murray Darling Basin catchment.

We need real change on these issues. We need this government to act.

This rally is endorsed by: 

School Strike for Climate
Sydney Knitting Nannas
Workers for Climate Action
Water for Rivers
NSW Nature Conservation Council
NSW Civil Liberties Council
Wage Peace Disrupt War
Construction Division of the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union
National Tertiary Education Union (NSW)
Electrical Trades Union (NSW)
Lock the Gate
Maritime Union Australia Sydney
Amnesty International
Move Beyond Coal
Independent Education Union
Socialist Alliance
NSW Greens
Extinction Rebellion Drummers

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