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MEDIA ALERT: QLD STUDENTS TO PROTEST AGAINST MORRISON'S GAS CASH GRAB TODAY


MEDIA ALERT: QLD STUDENTS TO PROTEST AGAINST MORRISON'S GAS CASH GRAB TODAY

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Surry Hills, N.S.W., Sep. 25, 2020 /Medianet/ --


MEDIA ALERT

TODAY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH


QUEENSLAND STUDENTS PLAN PROTEST AGAINST MORRISON’S GAS CASH GRAB


Brisbane media opportunity

WHAT: SCHOOL CLIMATE STRIKERS SPEAK OUT FRONT OF PARLIAMENT HOUSE

WHERE: PARLIAMENT HOUSE, GEORGE ST, BRISBANE 

WHEN: 1PM, FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2020. 

WHO: Spokespeople will be available for interview at the event, or by arrangement.

 

Details of regional events all over the state listed below


High quality vision and stills will be made available on the day. Photos of previous school strikes and actions in the lead up to September 25 available here.


TODAY school students across Queensland will rally at 60+ COVID-safe actions (physically distanced or online) statewide as part of a day of action demanding PM Morrison rule out giving billions of Covid-19 recovery funds to gas and ahead of the state election for state MPs to rule out public funding for gas.


The September 25th: #FundOurFutureNotGas day of action is quickly becoming the most widespread day of action against gas in Australia’s history, with more than 500 actions nation-wide. The day is being organised by the School Strike 4 Climate network, as well as First Nations communities, unions, and everyday Australians. The strike has been endorsed by institutions representing 3 million Australians, including 25 union bodies, and businesses such as Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s.


Neha Pauly, Year 11 said: “Students here in Queensland want Scott Morrison to invest COVID-19 recovery funds into renewable energy, creating thousands of jobs that would also help tackle climate change. Giving billions of taxpayer dollars to the polluting gas industry is putting the interests of the gas industry ahead of the public interest.


“In the lead up to the Queensland election we are also calling on all our state MPs to rule out public funding for gas and commit to clean energy jobs for Queenslanders. We are the Sunshine State, we need to make the most of it!”


Media enquiries: Elly Baxter | 0407163 921 | media@schoolstrike4climate.com 

More info: Visit the national day of action website: ss4c.info/sept25

Photos: Photos of previous school strikes and photos on the day: ss4c.info/s25photos


Media are invited to join these actions across Queensland for photo, video, and interviews:


Gold Coast 

10am Friday 25 September

COVID safe rally

Macpherson Electorate Office, Karen Andrews MP

47 Watts Drive

Varsity Lakes


Toowoomba

12.30pm Friday 25 September

COVID safe rally

Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise Centre

6 Ann St

Toowoomba


Noosa

10am Friday 25 September

COVID safe rally

Noosa Electorate Office

Noosa Civic 

28 Eenie Creek Road 

Noosaville


Mackay

1pm Friday 25 September

Online rally including live music performances and digital campaigning workshop


Townsville

10am Friday 25 September

Info stall

Outside Rockpool on the Strand

Townsville


Cairns

10am Friday 25 September

Photo opportunity: Students dressed as construction workers with prop wind turbines

Speeches and live music

Cnr Lake and Shield Streets

Cairns



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