Climate emergency: Canberra Rebellion August 3-5

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August is the time to pile on the pressure! The Coalition is in the midst of a big fight over what Australia’s position should be at the international climate talks in November. Labor is split down the middle about whether to support coal and gas. Antonio Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations has called for all countries to declare a climate emergency until net zero emissions is reached. But our government is taking us on a gas-fuelled road to catastrophe.

There will be two important votes on the HUGE new fracking project for the Beetaloo Basin on August 3 and 4.  It’s no use waiting until we see the pathetic policies the government takes to the UN talks. It’s no use waiting until yet another round of talks results in outcomes that are way too weak to save us.

Can you come to Canberra? Assist from a distance (eg do media)? Or are you prepared to be arrested and willing to go to jail?