Greens Support School Strike for Climate

Today, students will be leaving their classrooms and striking for a safer climate.

“I’m proud to see school students taking the initiative to have their voice heard on climate change. After all, they will be the ones having to deal with this generation’s inaction,” said Greens MLC, Mark Parnell.

“Despite patronising exhortations from the Prime Minister for school students to stay in their classrooms, the Greens will be out on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide to hear what the next generation has to tell us. We know that they want emergency action on climate change and all MPs should come along to find out why.

"Instead of shaming young people for wanting to have their voices heard, the Prime Minister should be welcoming the input of children and young people, since the future belongs to them. In fact, his petulant outburst before the last strike 4 months ago is likely to be a major factor in boosting the numbers today.

“Being told what to do by those who are part of the problem is not going down well with young people.

“Most of these students are too young to vote, but they are not too young to know that taking action on climate change is the biggest issue of our time. These young people have strong views on the obsession of the old Parties with fossil fuels, whether it’s the Adani coal mine, drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight, fracking for gas or the appalling underground coal gasification being trialled at Leigh Creek. They want development that is good for the planet, not destructive of the climate,” concluded Mark Parnell.

Student Strike for Climate Action
Friday 15th March 2019
Parliament House steps from 11am