A wide range of community groups and trade unions marched for climate justice at 14 locations around Australia on February 22, reports Zebedee Parkes.
Zebedee Parkes reports thousands of people converged on Canberra for the opening of parliament on February 4 to demand the federal government declare a climate emergency.
Zebedee Parkes reports that big numbers joined Invasion Day protests across Australia on January 26, making them the largest in recent years.
Activists expressed solidarity with communities suffering from bushfires and raised money for fire services. One woman spoke about “apocalyptic” scenes as her family home was burned down on her 18th birthday. She invited Prime Minister Scott Morrison to her community and tell them that climate change is not causing the fire storms.
The state government and police have ruled out implementing recommendations made by a coronial inquest into drug-related deaths at music festivals. The inquest recommended introducing pill testing at festivals and an end to sniffer dogs and strip searches.
A protest was held outside BHP's annual shareholders meeting, in Sydney on November 7.
Speakers condemned BHP's climate denial and spoke about the devastating impact bushfires are having in Australia.
The rally was called by Extinction Rebellion.
Hundreds of members of the Chilean community and supporters rallied in Sydney with the iconic Opera House in the background on October 27 in solidarity with the mass protests occurring in Chile right now. Similar protests were held in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
Victorian police have exercised extreme violence against activists protesting the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne, spraying large amounts of chemicals on non-violent protesters.
Victorian Police have used maximum aggression to try and prevent activists taking non-violent direct action outside a major mining conference on October 29.