Gillard confronted on climate policy

Climate Action group member Mira Wroblewski (left) and independent candidate for Robertson Michelle Meares stage a silent protes

WYONG — Climate action activists confronted Prime Minister Julia Gillard on August 3 when she appeared at a soccer club in Wyong on the NSW Central Coast.

She was handed a statement from the local climate action group about transitioning as soon as possible from fossil fuels, to renewable energy and a copy of the Zero Carbon Australia plan by Beyond Zero Emissions.

Activists held placards that said: “Fund solutions not pollution” as Gillard was speaking. They then confronted Gillard as she left the soccer club.

They said government support for a new coal-fired power station inspired their action.

Independent candidate for Robertson, Michelle Meares was also at the protest.

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