Marie Flood, a member of the Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends, gave this speech at a Sydney climate protest alongside First Nations activists, unionists and high school activists speaking out for real action on the climate.
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Protesters rallied outside a Santos office, calling on it to abandon its Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga State Forest in north-west NSW. Jim McIlroy reports.
Protesters gathered outside the Federal Court to demand Santos withdraws its bid to try to override the Gomeroi’s opposition to a coal seam gas plant in the Pilliga Forest in north-west New South Wales. Jim McIlroy reports.
The Gomeroi Nation voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposal from Santos at a historic Native Title meeting in Tamworth. Paddy Gibson reports.
Gomeroi people and supporters rallied outside the Federal Court to protest attempts to take away their Native Title rights and to protect the Narrabri from coal seam gas. Jim McIlroy reports.
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, an elder of the Triabunna people in the Lake Eyre region of far northern South Australia, is campaigning for Santos and other gas companies to be prevented from destroying country. Renfrey Clarke reports.
Extinction Rebellion activists closed the busy shipping terminal at Port Botany as part of a national day of action against fossil fuels, reports Rachel Evans.
Activists want NSW MPs to support a new bill which would cancel unused gas exploration licences. Jim McIlroy reports.
Questions are being asked about why energy giant AGL is being allowed to get away with designating a pitiful amount of funds to rehabilitate its coal-fired power stations and coal seam gas operations, writes Zane Alcorn.
Sarah Ellyard, a member of the nurses and midwives union, says climate action is urgent.
A protest called by Gamilaraay Next Generation outside the officers of the Hunter Gas Pipeline company gave notive that the First Nations' owners would not back down, reports Pip Hinman.
Several detailed studies have now shown up the “gas-led economic recovery” plan as a fraud. Peter Boyle argues that the corporate sector cannot be trusted to make the urgently-needed shift to decarbonise.
Climate-concerned residents organised actions calling for 100% renewables in Parramatta and Newtown as part of a national day of action against the federal government's gas-led recovery. Kerry Smith reports.
The Gomeroi Nation has put the federal and New South Wales governments on notice for not respecting their rights and are saying “no” to a gas invasion of their country, says Maria 'Polly' Cutmore.
Sydney Knitting Nannas are calling on NSW MPs to support a bid to outlaw gas licences that have expired, reports Pip Hinman.
Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. So he decided to spend a few days cycling the area and meeting the activists who are fighting back.