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Thousands of students skip school for climate change protests

Thousands of students skip school for climate change protests

While many of the attendees were too young to vote, their message was political. They demanded no new coal or gas projects, stopping the Adani coal mine, and moving to 100 per cent renewable by 2030.

  • by Henrietta Cook

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'Don't want the earth to get hurt': 150,000 students strike
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'Don't want the earth to get hurt': 150,000 students strike

Harley Hickey travelled for 10 hours from Walgett to join an estimated 20,000 students who skipped school on Friday to gather at Sydney's Town Hall and call for political action on climate change, as similar strikes took place around Australia and the world.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
'I go to bed anxious about dying': Thousands of students protest climate inaction in Perth CBD
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'I go to bed anxious about dying': Thousands of students protest climate inaction in Perth CBD

The crowd varied greatly in age, with some parents participating in a “day care strike” with their toddlers and other older people coming alone with their own signs.

  • by Hannah Barry
'More effective than UN': Student climate strike draws thousands
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'More effective than UN': Student climate strike draws thousands

Joining students marching through Canberra, former chief scientist Penny Sackett said the movement might be more effective than 25 years of UN climate summits.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'Fantastic turnout': School climate strike draws big crowd in Sydney
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'Fantastic turnout': School climate strike draws big crowd in Sydney

A massive crowd of students gathered in the Sydney CBD to rally against climate change inaction, with protesters overflowing from Town Hall.

  • by Matt Bungard and Pallavi Singhal
Brisbane students skip class in their thousands for climate action
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Brisbane students skip class in their thousands for climate action

Students across Queensland ditch school to join an international campaign for action against climate change with thousands expected to march on parliament.

  • by Drew Creighton
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Unedited and unfiltered: Why these WA students are skipping school today
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Unedited and unfiltered: Why these WA students are skipping school today

The students come from all over Western Australia, and want to have their voices heard; so WAtoday has chosen to publish their unedited stories in full.

  • by Hannah Barry
Parts of Sydney CBD closed to traffic as school students protest climate inaction
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Parts of Sydney CBD closed to traffic as school students protest climate inaction

Traffic restrictions will be in place on Friday as thousands march through the Sydney CBD to protest climate change inaction.

  • by Ben Weir
'Learning in itself': Education Minister backs school climate strike
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'Learning in itself': Education Minister backs school climate strike

At midday, Canberra students will join thousands across Australia and the world in a growing movement against climate change inaction.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Prep classroom closed over asbestos concerns in city's north-west
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Prep classroom closed over asbestos concerns in city's north-west

A second classroom at a school in Melbourne's north-west has been closed after asbestos sheeting was found in the roof.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Pay $30 and breathe easy: Botanic Gardens embraces Forest Therapy
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Pay $30 and breathe easy: Botanic Gardens embraces Forest Therapy

Would you play $30 to smell herbs and lie in the sun at the Royal Botanic Gardens? The first four sessions of globally popular Forest Therapy have sold out.

  • by Carolyn Webb