Australian news, and some related international items

Indigenous Climate Activists Just Sent A Huge Message To The Turnbull Government   Meg Watson, the editor of Junkee @msmegwatson 8 May 2017:

“With the federal budget set to be announced tomorrow, this is a big week for Australian Parliament.
For the government, it’s a time of champagne and cigars on the lawn.
For the rest of us (more precisely: young people, poor people, anyone who doesn’t own three investment properties) it’s a time of intense anxiety.

But, as Seed Youth Indigenous Climate Network have pointed out overnight, this isn’t the only thing we should feel anxious about.

“This week the government is also proposing amendments to the Native Title Act that would clear the way for the controversial Adani coal mine in Queensland. Now, in defence of climate justice, a team of volunteers have got in early and spelled out a clear message in candles all over the Parliament House lawns. … ”

May 10, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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