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MEDIA ALERT | School students to strike over Albanese government’s climate failures

School Strike 4 Climate 2 mins read

On Friday 17th November thousands of students will walk out of school and stage their first national climate strike targeting the Albanese Labor Government. 

As the country braces for a summer of extreme heat and bushfires, Strikers will declare the Albanese Labor Government is failing on their promise of climate leadership and is pouring more fuel on the crisis through approving new coal and gas projects. 

The Government has approved 4 new coal mines this year and 25 additional projects are sitting on the desk of Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek. 

To encourage school students to attend the rally, School Strike 4 Climate has developed a doctor’s certificate in partnership with climate scientists, to take a sick day for a sick planet.  





12pm - rally commences at Belmore Park, before students lead a march through the city.

1pm - march arrives at the office of Environment Minister Tanya  Plibersek’s (267 Cleveland St, Redfern) where students will sit down for a ‘teach-in’, with lessons for the Minister to be given by school students, a youth rep for the Pacific Climate Warriors, and Traditional Owners opposing coal mines the Minister is currently reviewing. 



1pm - rally meets at Flagstaff Gardens.

1:30pm - students lead a march through the city, via Melbourne Central, making 5 stops on the way for speeches by school students and Traditional Owners from the Torres Strait

3pm - arrive at Labor HQ to cover the front of the building with colourful messages. 


8:30am - 5pm - State Parliament, front steps

Students will be staging their final day of a week-long strike from school. Throughout Friday the strikers will be set up outside Parliament studying for exams, sending messages to politicians and making protest signs. 

9am - Florence Hummerstone Reserve.

Students will gathern then march to the WA Energy Transition Conference (Perth Conventions Centre) to directly engage Labor politicians and demand no new coal and gas. 


10am - Office of Andrew Powell MP, 4/70 Maple Street Maleny


10am - Railway Park


11am - Fotheringham Park


11am - TBC


Contact details: 0410 745 005

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