West Australian Universities Strike for Climate Action

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The National Union of Students has called a National Day of Action for August 9th, 2019 which will see university students walking off of their campuses in protest against the government’s inaction on climate change.

According to the National Union of Students’ Student Values Survey (2019), climate change is the number one political issue on students’ minds. With scientists around the world in agreeance that we are running out of time to prevent the catastrophic effects of climate change, students will no longer accept lukewarm policies and – in the case of the Australian government – the continued support of industries that are directly contributing to the worsening condition of our planet. 

We, the undersigned, declare that the world is currently in a state of climate emergency and demand that our government take action. We encourage all staff and students in Western Australia to join us and walk out of their institutions on Friday, August 9th and stand in solidarity with other activists from across the country to demand the following:

⦁    No new coal – STOP ADANI;

⦁    100% renewable energy by 2030;

⦁    Sustainable jobs for a green economy;

⦁    No new gas;

⦁    No fracking in Western Australia, and;

⦁    No nuclear energy.

Inaction and complacency is no longer an option: students and young people demand urgent action for our futures.