Out of control emergency bushfires are sweeping across the state - destroying thousands of hectares, houses, and lives.
These fires, heatwaves, and droughts are not just unprecedented - they're the direct result of decades of climate destruction at the hands of fossil fuel loving politicians.
Australia's climate is changing and as a result we're seeing drier and hotter conditions. The windows of opportunity to safely carry out fuel reduction via back burning are closing, which has led us to the bushfire disaster we are seeing this summer.
We demand that the State and Federal governments:
- Pay all firefighters and provide proper resourcing to metropolitan, regional and rural fire fighting services.
- Provide genuine relief and aid for affected communities.
- Begin the immediate rapid transition away from fossil fuels.
Meet: Lt Malop St Mall
Date: Friday 10 January, 2020
Co-hosted by: Extinction Rebellion Geelong, Thrive For Future, Fridays for Future, Geelong Trades Hall, Uni Students for Climate Justice & Socialist Alliance Geelong
If you would like to co-host and/or endorse this event please send a message via the Extinction Rebellion Geelong Facebook page.
We acknowledge that this event is taking place on stolen land. Land of Wadda Wurrung People of the Kulin Nations. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.