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Australia’s school students not impressed with PM Scott Morrison’s criticism of their climate change activism

Students hit back at PM after ‘less activism in schools’ climate change comment, SBS,  28 Nov 18 Hundreds of students are planning to leave school this Friday to protest government inaction on climate change. There’s a storm brewing between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and school students planning a national strike on climate change inaction this Friday.

Hundreds of students are vowing to put the books away and converge on MP offices and parliaments around the country in the Big School Walk Out for Climate Action.

On Monday, Mr Morrison implored children to stay in class rather than protesting things that “can be dealt with outside of school”.

What we want is more learning in schools and less activism in schools,” he said.

But students aren’t happy with the response.

Melbourne student Jagveer Singh, who will take part in the protest, said Mr Morrison’s broadside made him “want to go on strike even more”. [We want to] demonstrate that we’re not happy with the federal government for not listening to us and demand that we get a safe climate,” he said.

“It’s our future. We are the ones that will be facing the consequences of the decisions that are made today, and that is why we need to have a say.

“The time that they’re using to debate this issue is time that’s being wasted … We need to act on this.” …….https://www.sbs.com.au/news/students-hit-back-at-pm-after-less-activism-in-schools-climate-change-comment

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November 29, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics

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